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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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  • The temple has both local people and tourists come to lot. Have the whisperers, which is a mural that symbolizes NaN (will find this format as souvenirs.) There are 4 elements Buddha facing direction 4 the night side is identical to the original ones road. Have your edible souvenirs available for purchase? Can bring your purchased seat, review it a circle (with space), if it should be a dress code, the local people came to take pictures, it looks pretty.
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  • A beautiful temple, the temple was the victim, especially in church paintings on the walls of the temple clean and good. A stroll around the good Lord has many temples. Dislikes Luang Prabang atmosphere.
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  • Come to this temple to enjoy the beauty of God's image in which all 4. Surrounded by the wall painting showing the trajectory of the Nan communities and what everyone wants to take pictures with Grandpa Grandpa is painting is the curtain.
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  • Wat Phumin is a Royal temple and built by the mayor of Nan. There has a walking street market along side the temple. This area temple is set the table around this zoom for dining with food that you buy from market. But, therefor, here is crowded. Who wants to come, please preparing myself. Indeed, worth it!! to enjoy !!
  • Nice temple. Historic. A must-see Landmark in Nan.
  • 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!
  • Wat Phumin was built during the reign of King Chao Chettabut Phum Min in the late 16th century. Was Phumin is very unique in thailand as the so called Ubosot serves also as Viharn. In the center of the Ubosot one can see the main Buddha that has four faces. One can see beautiful handcrafted drawings that show episodes of the life of Siddharta Gautama as well as daily life scenes of the people living in Nan. A MUST SEE when You're in Nan.
  • Beautiful and very historic. A must see in Nan.

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