Wat Sri Suphan is also known as the Silver Temple because of its impressive hand crafted silver deco
Wat Sri Suphan is also known as the Silver Temple because of its impressive hand crafted silver decoration. The temple is completely covered in silver, from the walls to the roof and display some detailed silver carvings of Buddhism legends. Even the statues of Buddha are covered in silver. Wat Sri Suphan was originally built around 1500 to serve as the main temple for a silversmith village. While over the years parts of the temple were repaired with silver from the local village the process of completely covering the temple in silver only began in 2008. The inside of the temple is even more interesting with silver decoration, mirrors and bright colours mixed together. However due to old Buddhist rules women are not allowed to enter the inside of the temple and must remain outside.
http://www.chiangmai.bangkok.com/attract…/wat-sri-suphan.htm @ Silver Temple Chiang Mai Thailand
Check out the engraved art in Wat Sri Suphan. What do you think it means? Lots of Hell/water/UFO/Zodiac/calendar motifs.... @ Silver Temple Chiang Mai Thailand