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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
+66 61 403 2581
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located by chance as not readily listed as an attraction Is a silver temple, very different from the numerous gold themed temples within Thailand. Silver smithing on site and numerous silver smiths / stores along Wua Lai Road towards Chang Lor / Bumrung Buri Roads...More

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very small temple, but it is spectacular. The entire thing, even the steps seems to be made of silver. The inside, sadly, is limited to males only. It is fairly tiny and the back can be seen from outside. But it is...More

Thank Bradd E
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful temple just a bit outside of the old city wall. I visited after I had already visited quite a few temples and it was certainly worth a visit and I'd go back to spend more time there. I went there around...More

1  Thank 승우 채
Reviewed 29 August 2017

This is a well-known temple and the crowds were large. They keep you moving through it to allow others to enter. This was fancy and worth a visit, but try to plan your visit early to avoid the crowds. There is a smaller men's temple...More

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

This was our first temple and despite some very strong competition we came to the conclusion that this was our favourite. The exterior of silver is wonderful but for me it was the inside of this relatively small temple that was the highlight of all...More

Thank James H
Reviewed 20 August 2017

I somehow missed this temple on my first visit to Chiang Mai, but made up for it this time. It is definitely very different to any other temple I have seen in Thailand. I visited late afternoon & then went back at night as I...More

1  Thank dags111
Reviewed 17 August 2017

I paid 20 bath and i have all the day to share prayers in the temple, don't forget tire off your shoes before enter to the Temple

Thank Apollon M
Reviewed 15 August 2017

All of the pieces that make up the temple are hand formed and hammered right there, on the property. True craftsmanship, at it finest.

Thank 633travelman6
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

This temple is made out of silver. The craftsmanship that went into every tiny detail is amazing. Only men may enter the temple, but just to walk around and view the outside is awesome itself. Worth the visit

Thank Horton777
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Went by myself since guide books said women were not allowed (they might be menstrating), but that was only the INSIDE of one temple, most of which can be seen from the door. This one should not be missed.

Thank Richard P
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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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13 April 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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