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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  • One of the mos beautiful temples we've seen in thailand. Everything is just great, I enjoyed it a lot on the inside. The negative thing is that they wont allow women in, which i consider just disgusti...  more »
  • Nice complex Templar with several temples to visit. I had never seen a temple silver and much less beautiful. Entry costs 50 baths and women may not enter inside the Temple of silver but if within another. The truth is that it is worth. It is the wall outside but very close.
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  • Small temple, but quite beautiful, all silver, flees the pattern. Only men can enter, but worth the visit.
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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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