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Wat Sri Suphan

100, Wua Lai Road | Hai Ya, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
+66 61 403 2581
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World’s First Silver Sanctuary World’s First Silver Sanctuary, located at Wat Sri Suphan (Sri Suphan Temple), Chaingmai, Thailand. The Abbot of Sri Suphan Temple, Phrakru Phitak Suttikun (Suphon Suthasilo), Temple Committees, Devotees, and group of Lanna craftsman had been constructed the silver sanctuary by using the former base, former boundary stones and former principle Buddha image (Phra Jao Jed Tue, built in B.E. 2043.). The Silver Sanctuary was built and decorated by Silver Handicraftsmen (Lanna folk wisdom) of Wua Lai Community that has been descended from their ancestors. The sanctuary is decorated with the pure silver on the most crucial and safety parts. Aluminum was used for the decoration of the rest of the sanctuary areas, instead of using pure silver for the whole building. Inside the sanctuary, each carved wall consists of the stories of Lord Buddha, Buddhist Doctrine, History of Phra Jao Liab Lok and Phra Jao Prod Lok (Thai Buddha’s preaching stories), Buddha’s footprint, and the happiness life in believe of Buddhism. On the other hand, the outside of the sanctuary’s walls are symbols of National Institute, Religion, and Royal Family, 4 Lotuses indicating 4 types of human recognition, Personification, King of Naga, ASEAN countries, World’s famous cities, the King’s literary work; Mahajanaka Jataka, Srithandon, and 12 Zodiac Signs. These stories are shown for the stronger believes in Buddhism. The Silver sanctuary has been established since B.E. 2547 for the first time by group of Lanna craftsman using the local wisdom (Silver Crafts) for the decoration; taken for more than 12 years to be completed, with the donation from all believers as total amount of 35,152,314 Thai Baht (Thirty Five Million One Hundred and Fifty Two Thousand Three Hundred and Fourteen). Finally, the construction of World’s First Silver Sanctuary has been completed and ready for all religious services. It is also be the conservation of Wua Lai Community’s wisdom (Silver Handicraft) as a learning center, as religious teaching method, Life’s navigation for all visitors. The most importantly, we have been completed the determination for this sanctuary to become a National Memorial for Thai people and to praise our His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej (9th monarch of the Chakri Dynasty). Wat Sri Suphan would like to invite all believers and visitors to our opening ceremony of World’s First Silver Sanctuary and the celebration of 720th Year Anniversary of Nophaburi Sri Nakhonping during 28 March – 3 April 2016.
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100, Wua Lai Road | Hai Ya, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Amazing temple. Well worth the 50 bath entry fee. Lots to see at the temple grounds and many ways to make merit.

Thank Erlend N
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great attraction with an magnificent view of a detailed artwork. There is entry charge of 50 baht per person, inclusive of a bottle of cold water. However, do note that ladies cannot enter the interior of the temple building.

Thank Roy F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

perfect place to visit in the afternoon to get peace and a clear mind. i normally take some change to buy food in the street stalls, but it also nice to try to speak to local monks.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our hotel was near this temple, so we couldn't miss it. It was very nice to see it lighten up in the late evening.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In Short, Must visit!!!!! It's so amazing temple. The main building of this temple made from silver. Unbelievable. But for the main temple is not allowed female to come inside. (I don't know why but I think, it may be a Thai belief. )

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful but women cannot go into the temple. Amazing metal work.Take your time to look at the details, there are masterpieces inside. Very powerful place.

Thank JADcr
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wat Srisuphan or Silver temples is very popular temple in Chiangmai that you can’t miss to visit. One of the unique beautiful Lanna architecture very different from others temple. Charming art and handicrafts decoration that you have ever never seen before. The location at Saturday...More

Thank Kanyarin S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have visited this temple about 3 times now. I noticed this year they charge a 50 baht fee for foreigners, which includes a small bottle of water but kind of stops you from leaving donations you have paid an entrance fee. well worth a visit

Thank Kim H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are countless Wats in Thailand and Chiang Mai is no exception. It's easy to become "temple blind" after seeing so many, but Wat Sri Suphan is different. It's smaller than some and because it's white, it's memorable.

Thank Arl W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whilst all that glitters is not gold, all the "silver" in this temple is mostly aluminium! However, that certainly does not detract the beauty of this temple as the meticulous hammerings of the metal craftsman has brought about much intricate work that is showcased around...More

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We have the program called 'Monkchat & Meditation'. There are three days a week, Tuesday, thursday and Saturday. 1. Register to receive document and clothing for those who are impolite. 2. Beginning to chat with monk at... More
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13 April 2015|
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We have three-days-a week program called Monkchat and meditation program every Tuesday, Thursday and Wednesday from ,5:30PM to 9:00 PM. Monkchat is from 5:50pm to 7:20pm and the meditation is from 7:30pm to 9:00pm. Joining... More
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