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Wat Phumin, Nan
(4.7/5 based on 240+ 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 charming and beautiful temple has a gold Buddha statue in the temple. When successfully for it ancient paintings, walks around with both the walls and the ceiling, each image has a long history, but also have the integrity of colours and stripes.
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  • Have the opportunity to travel to NaN people visit priceless Buddha, Nan? Beautiful design. See is a modern and attractive conservative is not to be missed. Want to see phapkrasip love it?
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  • We did an early morning temple explorer trip and on our list was the Wat Phumin, one of the 5 most important temples in Nan, we did lots of picture taking as the light in the morning brings out the be...  more »
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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
  • Beautiful