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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 3 days ago

A Thai lady visiting Chiangmai told us to visit and marked it on our map. The Silver Temple is fascinating and so different to all the other temples in the city. Totally worth the walk in the blistering midday sun.

Thank gingerone889
Reviewed 5 days ago

You will not regret seeing this temple in the evening when it is all lighted up. This is also known as the Silver Temple. The interior glitters in the night when the lights are turn on. The exterior due to the lighting appears differently

Thank omega123
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was told that this temple was not as popular as the others in Chiang Mai, I don't know why as this is beautiful quiet place that is really a must to see in Chiang Mai. If you can please visit as it is really...More

Thank StevenL4212
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This temple is a must-see! It is entirely made of the silver and, for what I know, the only one in Thailand. Plus, it's free!

Thank izabel_vee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was definitely worth the visit and is such an amazing building. The way that this has been built and the thought that has gone in to developing something special has worked.

Thank MartinMD40
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What to say. Mind blowing. Like no temple I've ever seen. You can spend all day there and still keep finding new things. Worth the trip!!!!!

Thank Julia S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wat Sri Suphan is an interesting temple where the facade is made of silver. It is not a very large temple and only males are allowed to enter. Unfortunately. It is located in the silver smith district and the main road leading to Wua Lai...More

Thank olivehoover
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting temple where the facade is made of silver. Not a very large temple and only males are allowed to enter. Located in the silver smith district and the main road leading to it, Wua Lai Road, turns into a Walking Street market each Saturday...More

Thank KnoxMelbourne
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the trip a bit further out of the city walls. It is a beautiful temple and appears to have a lovely community built around it. We visited after we'd already done a load of temples so we're pretty hot and tired and didn't...More

Thank Viv1987
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

This temple is absolutely breathtaking in its beauty: one colour, silver as opposed to the many-coloured wats we've seen. Intricate carvings all round and blue steps, which echo the sea lead worshippers inside. What a pity that only men are allowed inside, but a peer...More

Thank noredpen
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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.
30 November 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
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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