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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  • Great complex of temples. On top 5 of Chiang Mai - the only thing that was a bit disappointing is that women cannot go in the temple. Also - make sure that you pay the tourist fee to keep preserving t...  more »
  • We issued to the Saturday market. I would notice walking Saturday market, all went to the one in from the Wali as the Saturday market place. Seems to be illuminated only on Saturday, for the Saturday market, afternoons like that, was very fantastic. Silver is very, very good. Temple of Tinseltown and is also recommended because it felt a touch different.
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  • The temple is a little away from the old town. It was the most expensive of Chiang Mai (400 baht per person) and women cannot enter. It's beautiful inside and out, but I felt the more a tourist attraction than a temple itself.
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  • Ladies are not allowed! The Silver Temple is nice from the outside and there is a little exposition next to it where they show the technique used to work on the silver. It's forbidden for women's to go inside the temple so you can just see it from outside. So if the temple is not in your way I wouldn't bother going unless you are interest on seeing how they work the metal.
  • If you have a chance to visit the temple during the evening you will be surprised about the amazing colors that lights can give. Silver temple close to the silver street, women cannot enter it but only walk around. Here you can chat with monks or get your amulet for protection.
  • Amazing place, silver Pagoda is beautiful as at Saturday night (colorful lights, music, national dancer), so in sunlight) also you can get there masterclasses, Monk chat and lesson of meditation and super healthy massage - extremely recommend!
  • One of the best temples in Chiang Mai. It is worth to visit both during the day and the night. It is all silver.
  • This is an amazing temple. Church was made from silver. You also can buy handy craft made from silver from community around this temple.

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