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Wat Phumin, Nan

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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. Plan your visit to Wat Phumin and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Nan itinerary builder site .
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  • October 2, 2017
    The temple has a beautiful wall paintings is the image watkrasip love Nan produce is a convenient journey. There are people, knowledge of history and the temple there is a tourist service center. There is a bus ride around the city with Nan.
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  • September 18, 2017
    Wat phumin, Nan city ... This time it's the most fun fun Temple here, not a romp, but kinda fun listening to stories from a wall inside the temple here which is a fable tales stories "คันธ child". In addition, demerits, then In the story, it will interrupt the lives of villagers. The dress culture and virtues of good evil, who to bring on and paintings that people pay attention. "reside" as they often call this image as "whisper" itself is a male image. Women are whispering together and let the thought that whisper what is kinda ... who wants to know just how interesting, interesting to watch, do not come from Nan and measured for this property!
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  • September 11, 2017
    The oldest temple is very beautiful and very famous of Nan province. Inside there are frescoes, curtains, curtain whisper loving grandfather, Grandpa is the unique importance of the province with. A temple worthy of a visit is strongly.
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  • July 28, 2017
    A simple looking temple from the outside but rich in decorations inside. The murals are absolutely stunning and not to be missed. A couple interesting facts as well, is the Buddha image is in the center of the temple as opposed to being at the opposite end of the entrance. This Buddha image is a four-faced one. The other interesting fact is the Naga (dragons) garding the main entrance actually exit at the opposite end. This is the first time I have seen this. You must visit!
  • April 30, 2017
    One of my favourite temples in Thailand. Old and full of ancient histories. Each stone tells its stories in time. This is where you find the origin of the picture used to represent Nan. You will find it on the wall of the templr. Make sure you visit during the day, din see it during my night visit.
  • April 6, 2017
    The most famous temple of Nan with a 4 faced Buddha and stunning murals made be Tai Lue hill-tribe people.
  • December 7, 2016
    Despite the temple was not very important on the history book but the symmetry-square temple has its charming that drew attention from people across the country to visit. Inside the main hall, there are a lot of beautiful painting of the local life and the famous flirting couple.
  • June 26, 2017
    Excellent murals make this wat a remarkable place.

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