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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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  • Wat phumin historical places with unique people visited There are four face Buddha worship, come to see the famous frescoes. Anyone visiting it will ask to take photos throughout the temple and the Whisperers. Whisper loving homage With the contents of the NaN is always in the middle of the city, walking street every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
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  • There are four back and forth left and right at the entrance of the temple. Also Buddhist statues were 4 reminiscent heaven or hell without gaps in the walls, and murals are painted. One of the temple should go to when I went to NaN.
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  • A historic Wat with very impressive murals just across from the Nan museum . If you are overheating there is an air conditioned cafe Amazon across the road .  more »
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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 !!
  • 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!
  • Nice temple. Historic. A must-see Landmark in Nan.
  • Precious paintings. Such a nice quiet temple.
  • 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.

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