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Review of Wat Sri Suphan

Wat Sri Suphan
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US$74.33*
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2-Hour Sunrise Buddhist Temple Visit in Chiang Mai
Ranked #12 of 264 things to do in Chiang Mai
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 22 May 2014

Out of all the temples I saw while in Thailand, I think this one ranks as one of my favorite. There were relatively few people and it was incredibly unique. You could walk around, watch and talk to the various metal workers, then see their amazing talent put to use in the building of the temple which was magnificent. The one downside is that women can not enter the inside of the temple. The upside for me, at least, was that a Monk sitting right outside spoke to us, blessed us and gave us bracelets.

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Reviewed 14 May 2014

Well worth the visit, a change from all the gold and mosaic temples you see everywhere. In a quiet part of the old city.

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Reviewed 7 May 2014

We went there on the 4th May after returning from Wat Doi Suthep.It was amazing,we never have seen in our country.The workmanship is beautiful especially the entrance and the roof.And also the story of Buddha life craved indivually and hang on the wall inside the nearby Wat.

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Reviewed 4 May 2014 via mobile

We went off the busy saturday night market road and saw this temple. Stunning and overwhelming! So peacefull and very uniquely beautyfull!

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Reviewed 28 March 2014 via mobile

Loved this off the beaten path silver temple. Not many tourists and so peaceful. It is outside the city walls and a bit hard to find

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