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Wat Sri Suphan

100 Wua Lai Road | Hai Ya Subdistrict, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
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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 Subdistrict, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
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Reviewed April 22, 2017

The temple is different from all other temples I have seen around Asia. All in silver. It´s not large, but definitively worth a visit.

Thank erikssc
Reviewed April 19, 2017

Visited a few temples as part of a half day temple tour. This was probably the gem situated in the city itself. Totally different to other temples this stood out from others. Immaculately well maintained and highly recommend a visit

Thank john c
Reviewed April 16, 2017

Visited a number of temples in Chiang Mai & thought we had seen the best of them. However, some locals told us we must visit this & they weren't wrong - absolutely stunning. Went back after dark & looks even better lit up. Some temples...More

Thank oldparkcottage
Reviewed April 15, 2017

This Wat is commonly referred to as the Silver Temple. Women are not allowed inside the main building, so if you have a male companion he can get the photos. The entire temple grounds are immaculate as everywhere else. There is a "Monk Chat" session...More

Thank Trini B
Reviewed April 12, 2017

Strolling around the stalls at the Saturday Night Walking Market I happened to come across The Silver Temple and what a find it was. There was a local selling artwork near the gates where I found some beautiful paintings. Wat Sri Suphan would have to...More

Thank k0r12345
Reviewed April 10, 2017

Women aren't allowed in the silver-clad ordination hall, unfortunately. The Missus and I were treated, however, to a personal tour of the adjacent regular meeting/prayer building by a young monk Montrae, who explained the panels illustrating Buddha's life and teachings. This compound is just a...More

Thank Cameron M
Reviewed March 28, 2017

This was the first spots i visited and was greatly impressed by the architecture and the Silver temple. There are a lot of golden temples byt this was the only silver one i visited.

Thank Badasaab
Reviewed March 21, 2017

Easy to get to by Tuk Tuk who will wait for you if you want to take you back to the city.This temple is just beautiful., and the silver shines so much in the sunshine .Ladies can not go into the main temple but my...More

Thank 918teresah
Reviewed March 17, 2017 via mobile

We only found out about this place from a guy who seemed like he was trying to scam us somehow. He was at another temple we walked by and started talking to us. He had a lot of information about the temple and told us...More

Thank Todd H
Reviewed March 16, 2017

I find Wat Sri Suphan, one of the most unique and beautiful temples in Chiang Mai and I take all of my visitors there.

Thank jiaogulanforhealth
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Emma R
Do I have to book the meditation course in advance, or can I just turn up? I read online they are on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 7pm. Is this correct? Thank you.
November 30, 2015|
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Response from watsrisuphan | Property representative |
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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Hello, Do you have to schedule the monk chats in advance, or can you just show up and tell them you would like to participate in one? Also, I am planning on trying to take a cab to the temple. Will the cab driver know where to go based on the name in English, or should I also use thai names? This is my first time traveling to Thailand, so I'm a little nervous about getting around everywhere--especially on my own. Thank you! Emily
April 13, 2015|
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Response from watsrisuphan | Property representative |
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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