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Wat Sri Suphan

100 Wua Lai Road | Hai Ya, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
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Ranked #12 of 100 Attractions in Chiang Mai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Wat Sri Suphan is one of the oldest Wats in Chiang Mai, built originally between 1495 – 1515. It has been destroyed and rebuilt over the centuries. There are still boundary stones in the complex that show the original building. The new Ubosot (silver temple) is being sheathed in silver-plate, inside and out. Do not miss the workshop located on... More

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Chiang Mai has a lot of temples. Thailand has a lot of temples, but nowhere else like this. Unique in the world. Sometimes referred to as the Silver Temple, Wat Srisuphan is actually guilded in aluminium, with only the most sacred objects crafted in silver. The most interesting part of the temple for me was the workshop located to one... More

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Pattaya, Thailand
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This is the only silver temple in Thailand, they favour gold here... Located just south of the old city, near the Saturday Night market. Look for the silver work detail along the staircase of temple. Silver Buddha also. Different

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Craftsmanship, dedication, beauty are just a few words that describe this ancient and beautiful temple. When you go to see it, make sure you go back to the workshop area to see how this artwork is made. Worth the time, take your camera.

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Oz en Oisans, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This is an absolute must see in Chiang Mai as it is the only silver temple in the whole of Thailand. Very special place which has a little school at the back of it. Women are not allowed in the main temple but the outside of the temple is spectacular sight. We hired bicycles for the day and cycled here... More

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Thailand
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

this is a small temple, but full of glitz. Nestled into a local neighborhood and close to the Saturday night market. It is great at dusk as it is illuminated with colored lights.

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Lahore, Pakistan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

It is unique as it is all in silver, I dont know whether the silver was puror otherwise. The sign on the temple stairs said no women were allowed. So couldn't go in. The guide tried to explain that this was the place where the monks were ordained that's why no women. I still didn't get the point. But nonetheless... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Located a short distance outside the Old Town of Chiang Mai in the area where there are a lot of shops selling silver jewery, objects, etc. A small wat...one temple on the grounds is made completely of silver and very interesting to look at. Sadly women aren't allowed to go inside it. Worth a look if you are in the... More

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Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Amazing temple made of silver. Situated next to another amazing temple in the old city. Well worth the visit - so unusual

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Bloomfield Hills, MI, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Out of all the temples I saw while in Thailand, I think this one ranks as one of my favorite. There were relatively few people and it was incredibly unique. You could walk around, watch and talk to the various metal workers, then see their amazing talent put to use in the building of the temple which was magnificent. The... More

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