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Wat Srisuphan

Wat Srisuphan

Wat Srisuphan , also known as the Silver Temple, is located close to the Wualai Street Market (Saturday night market). This makes it a must-visit tourist attraction in Chiang Mai.

Certainly a great addition to your temple tour in Thailand, the temple is known as the silver temple simply because of its stunning silver work.

Wat Srisuphan, Buddhist Silver Temple Hours, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Wat Srisuphan was built in 1502, but unfortunately very little remains of the original temple except for some pillars and roof beams in the main building. Renovations were completed as recently as 2004 when the Abbot had local silversmiths assist in renovating the temple into what you see today.

On arrival, one of the most obvious attractions is the ordination hall. This stunning masterpiece of architecture is known to the locals as the silver ubosot. Proceed to the inner part of the temple and you are welcomed by a spectacular all-silver interior. There are some intricate art pieces that line the interior, all of which tell a tale derived from Buddhist religion.

It is important to note that entry to some parts of the temple is restricted to men only. There are signs which indicate which areas women are not permitted and unfortunately includes the main ordination hall. However, the best view of the temple is certainly from the outside and the gardens are pleasant to walk around.

As with all temples in Thailand, visitors must ensure they are dressed respectfully. This includes covering knees, shoulders and midriffs.

The temple is located just a 2-minute walk from the south gate of the old city. If taking a red truck (songthaew), it will only cost 30 THB per person from anywhere in the old city.

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