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Wat Phumin, Nan

(4.7/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
Take in the minutely detailed murals depicting rural life at Wat Phumin. Constructed in the 16th century in a cross-shaped design, the temple appears as if it were sitting on the backs of two giant snakes, with four distinct entrances each bearing their own motifs. Head inside to view the famous murals around the central golden altar, painted during the reconstruction of the temple over a century ago. The distinctive paintings depict scenes from the traditional lifestyle of the Thai Lue, the most famous being "Whispering of Love." Purchase souvenirs at the gift shop next door. To get the most from your visit, consider reading up on the murals' significance before you go, or see if you can ask someone on site to explain them. Put Wat Phumin at the forefront of your travel plans using our Nan vacation planner.
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  • A must visit if you are in this area home to a collection of well preserved Lana murals ...they really are good examples.plus a four faced Buddha image and intricately carved doors.  more »
  • We visited a number of temples in Nan and Wat Phumin would have to be the one to see if you visit only one. It has the notoriety of having the only four-sided Buddha statue in all of Thailand which ev...  more »
  • If you come to the temple, Nan Don't miss to visit visitor In addition to internal and external architectural splendor, it temple within the walls of the temple, the whisperers, second leader of the gorgeous love. In the series, native Nan
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  • The temple is without doubt one of the most favorite tourist attractions in Nan. Its interior is as impressive as its exterior. The temple itself is built unconventionally with four entrances. When stepping inside, you will see four Buddha statues with their backs against one another facing the four directions. What's more is its famous murals depicting scenes of local life. The most famous scene is a man whispering to the ear of a woman.
  • Very beautiful temple and not too far from other attraction places
  • Beautiful, a cultural and historical spot for tourists.
  • The wonderful wall painting a
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