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Wat Sri Suphan

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Address: 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...

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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Silver Temple

The Silver Temple was so beautifully detailed. We visited during the lantern festival and they had all sorts of activities going on, including the monks letting off firecrackers... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Silver Temple was so beautifully detailed. We visited during the lantern festival and they had all sorts of activities going on, including the monks letting off firecrackers. It was great to taste the local flavor.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wualai have decorated their patron monastery with the same fine craftsmanship shown in their shops. The 'silver' at Wat Srisuphan is covered inside and out with silver, nickel and aluminium panels, embossed with elaborate work designs. The effect is like a giant jewellery box, particularly after dark, when the monastery is illuminated by coloured lights. So beautiful.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Remarkable temple made of aluminum. Women aren't allowed inside :( Walk around the outside and see the intricate images including superheroes on the lower back right! There's also a bigger, older temple that everyone can enter. We saw a monk working on metal impressions in the workshop area. Very cool to see.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A small temple which does not appear to draw large crowds of visitors despite its uniqueness. This temple is remarkable for its appearance, given that the intricacies commonly found in wood in most other temples is here found in silverwork. This alone makes it worth visiting to view. Entry into the temple is restricted to males only, which may also... More 

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watsrisuphan, ผู้จัดการทั่วไป at Wat Sri Suphan, responded to this review

Thank you. and thank you for helping us give useful information. We are happy that you like us. if you come around here please visit us again. We a lot of creative activities that can make you amusements John More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The only silver temple that I've ever seen and it's so spectacular !! Women are not allowed to be inside the temple but you can visit normal temple next to silver ones too. Other buildings in the property also wonderful with traditional northern architecture. Peaceful and well maintained landscape. Location not far from city center, so worth the trip for... More 

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thank you helping us share good things you have learn about us More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Super amazing temple. Very unique and probably one of the most unique temples you will find in ALL of Thailand. Even if you are traveling with a significant other that will not be able to enter the temple, they can still see the outside while you visit the inside. Really, pictures do not do it justice to how stunning it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Silver temple is amazing, go before the Saturday Market and there would be some music and dance events going on :)

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watsrisuphan, ผู้จัดการทั่วไป at Wat Sri Suphan, responded to this review

yes, that the truth. Thank you. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This temple is in the silver area of Chiang Mai. So its made of silver. Its quite different to the many other Wats in town.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing. Visit there on evening. When Lightbis on.can not belive how beautyfull tempel can be. I get flash.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A little hard to find but once you do its amazing! Women cannot enter the main silver shrine/temple so my wife had to wait outside. I was shocked at the beauty of this place. I look a lot of video and photos to share with my wife but it didn't do it justice. So much detail it is astonishing.

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