Wat Si Suphan, Chiang Mai

Take a spiritual trip to Wat Si Suphan, a temple built in 1502 entirely covered in silver, inside and out. Today, only the boundary markers remain of the original structure, and the reconstruction has been covered in silver tiles and panels. Look for artwork on the panels depicting spiritual themes, including scenes from Buddha's lives. Stop by the silversmith school on site, and check the schedule ahead of time for "monk chat" times, when you can talk to a monk. Add Wat Si Suphan to your Chiang Mai travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Chiang Mai driving holiday planning app .
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  • Wat Sri Suphan is a tiny temple located within the alley of the weekend market in Chiang Mai. We visited the temple in the early morning of an ordinary weekday therefore avoided the crowd that normall...  more »
  • Sri suphan Located on wualai road night market walking can turn into at all. If you come here at night will be displayed inside the temple and there are many beautiful lights. Beautiful architecture, such as the temple money. The Temple of WAT phratat LAN na and SI suphan.
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  • The temple, also known as the silver Temple is located outside the old city. He is still centrally located and easy to reach. He is a new temple and convinces with its silver plating. A small admission of non Thais are required. It should also be observed that women have no access to the Interior of the temple. For me, the temple belongs to one of the most beautiful and must be absolutely seen!
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  • This was one of the most interesting temples in Thailand. It is made of silver. The details of the building outside and inside were quite impressive. We were part of a ceremony that was held there. Highly recommended!
  • First temple with silver building. Very beautiful. Ladies are not allowed to enter main building for religious reason. But you can still see budha from outside. There are silver handcraft center in the area too. Foreigners have to pay 50B entrance fee to enter temple area.
  • An ineresting temple with illustrations that show some of the vices of people like 1000baht bill. Entrance to the area is 50baht which includes a small container of water. You are free to wander about and look at all sides. Women are not allowed in the ordination hall so they will miss some of the detail work on the inside. I think it is worth to see the outside. I walked between the two temples and school kids were eating an aromatic lunch. Very peaceful place.
  • Very different in that all was in silver, which contrasted vastly with the overwhelming gold that forms part of all the Wats I have seen so far. The craftsmanship is exquisite. Women are not allowed in the one section, but is was still possible to see into the temple.
  • I have seen Wat Sri Suphan seen build over the last years. Untill last year it was unique and lovely to watch the monks work on silver. It now has an entrance fee of 50 baht and turned into a over the top tourist temple. Very sad to see such a unique temple transform into clickbait.

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