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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. Put Wat Phumin at the forefront of your travel plans using our Nan vacation planner.
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  • Impressive gold buddhas in the centre of the room. On the walls interesting old paintings of Nan history including " the whisper" and Mon Lisa". Outside small domed building showing various figures in...  more »
  • Wat Phumin is a well known temple of Nan. In the ubosot one can see the magnificent fresco which painter by the Lanna style, there is the fresco that very well known as it is the fresco of a man and a woman who whispering. So if you have the time for Nan, don't forget to visit this temple.
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  • The temple has a rich history and ancient architecture, Nan, long again. People should not miss a visit to this temple, Nan. Holiday Special are a people. Recommend going early to get the casual, private. People are not too good and.
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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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