Wat Sri Suphan is the only temple that is made of sterling silver in Chiang Mai. To the south of the ancient city of Chiang Mai, the entire temple is made of a mixture of sterling silver, composite silver and aluminum. The silver appearance is particularly shocking. The signs and decorations in the temple are also made of silver. Reliefs are exquisite and delicate, and highly ornamental. Almost all innovative and cultural elements are represented by reliefs.
Wat Sri Suphan was built in 1502. Except for the teak pillars and roof of the main hall, the temple was basically rebuilt. In addition, Wat Sri Suphan is the only silver ring hall in Thailand. The entire ring hall is very shiny.
Because Wat Sri Suphan is not on the side of the road like Wat Phra Singh and Wat Chedi Luang, but is hidden in the alleys, many people ignore its existence.
To enter from the front of the temple, you must take off your shoes. There are three rows of Chinese and Thai and English on the ground, which read: “Ms. No Entry.” Compared with the temples in the city, the main hall of Wat Sri Suphan is very small and there are no staff members inside or outside the hall. After you are passing through the gate, a golden temple is presented. There are many bonsais and various small sculptures in the garden.
Wat Sri Suphan is not only a temple, but also a silver carving workshop. At the corner of the temple, there is a group of silversmiths knocking on silver nuggets. The delicate and beautiful patterns on the silver nuggets have attracted many tourists. Wat Sri Suphan is really small, but the tickets are the most expensive (50B / person), and the whole look is very beautiful and chic. At night, when the lights are on, the lights reflected by Wat Sri Suphan are shining and very dreamy. It is also one of the few temples in Chiang Mai that is open at night and really worth paying to see.