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Wat Sri Suphan

Wat Sri Suphan, also known as The Silver Temple, was built around the 1500s. It earned its popular name because of its impressive handcrafted silver decorations.

As the temple was built for a long time, most of its original structure has already been renovated and changed into silver and in 2008 the process of completely covering the building with silver began. The renovation turned its roofs, walls, and detailed carvings of Buddhism legends entirely into silver. The interior of the place is also impressive with its silver decor, wide mirrors, and bright colours. Unfortunately, Buddhist rules only allow men to enter the temple – women must stay outside.

It is also the only temple who offers monk chat for visitors every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday night from 17:30-19:00 and then until 21:00. There is no fixed fee but donations are welcome.



Wat Sri Suphan is located at 100 Wulai Road, a short distance away from Wualai Saturday Walking Street Market.


Opening Days and Hours

The wat is open to visitors daily from 6:00 to 21:00.


Entry Fee and Bookings

A visit to this famous Chiang Mai attraction is completely free.


How to Get There

  • Fly to Chiang Mai via AirAsia.
  • At Chiang Mai, take a taxi or tuktuk to Wat Sri Suphan.


Suggested For

  • Solo travelers/backpackers
  • Families
  • Groups


Time to Spend

One hour is enough to explore the place. If you’re planning to converse with the monks, you can stay for another hour or two.


Popularity and Best Time to Go

If you want to avoid large crowds, visit during the day. However, if you want to spend time with the monks, visit between 18:00 and 20:00.



Siam Tulip Restaurant, Bi Hiang PhochanaCaramellow, Fuji Japanese Restaurant, Yoyoi, and Shabu Shi are just some of the dining places near Wat Sri Suphan.



Nearby Attractions

  • Aromdii Cooking School
  • Old Chiang Mai Cultural Centre
  • Kuan Im Chokchai



Samsibsan Hotel, The Imperial Mae Ping Hotel, Teeraya Boutique Hostel, Cloud Hotel, Dusit Princess, and The Empress Chiang Mai Hotel are some of the nearby accommodations available. Rates range from USD 30 to USD 65.

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