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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
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Reviewed 3 days ago

While during my trip to Thailand, I visited a number of temples. This temple, however, was special to me. The large statue of Ganesha, humbled me and brought me to tears during my offering/prayers. The temple itself is so amazingly beautiful. The only drawback for...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This temple is situated a short distance from the city center. It is located in the city quarter where the silver is processed. There is a lot of shops with the silver. The temple itself is completely build from silver and ritins are really masterpiece...More

Thank Jakub B
Reviewed 1 week ago

For travellers Chiang Mai's Old City is an easily accessible place to go and see some of the cities most beautiful temples. Wat Sri Suphan "The Silver Temple" is no exception as it is visually astounding and lies just outside the South Gate. Woman cannot...More

Thank Travis C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All of the temples in Thailand are amazing and this one is no different. It is well laid out and not too big an area to walk around.

Thank stephendunn112
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great complex of temples. On top 5 of Chiang Mai - the only thing that was a bit disappointing is that women cannot go in the temple. Also - make sure that you pay the tourist fee to keep preserving the site.

Thank SabrinaCarmona
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

amasing scurptures and fantasy takes you to a different world we past through there on our way to the golden triange we could not believe our eyes

Thank Frank v
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The first time we came in Chiang Mai we didn’t even know about it. This time our guesthouse lady suggest us to go there and it really worth it. It’s the only one completely made in silver in Thailand. Astonishing details will make you walk...More

Thank Marco B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to visit with family or individual. Excellent architecture.We didn't see in evening, May be great with lighting.

Thank Karthick A
Reviewed 21 September 2017

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 18 September 2017

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
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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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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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