Through the Sandbox Lens #52 — Chaing Mai’s Silver Ubosot at Wat Sri Suphan

Posted by on Feb 17, 2013 in Featured, Thailand - Chiang Mai, Through the Sandbox Lens, Uncategorized | 7 comments

Wat Sri Suphan in Chiang Mai’s silver district boasts a beautiful silver Ubosot that is not to be missed! An Ubosot looks like a temple, but it has a unique function. This is where male monks are ordained. Women are not permitted in the Ubosot. This is probably the only silver ordination hall in Thailand. Having recently gone through a major reconstruction/renovation, which is not quite finished, it simply sparkles. To learn more about Wat Sri Suphan follow the link.

Wat Sri Suphan Silver Ubosot, Chiang Mai


Travelers Tip…

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  1. I guess I’ll have to bring some menfolk with me to go inside and take photos.

  2. It’s a beautiful place indeed. I love the structure but I was wondering why is it colored gray and not gold?

    • Hi Marnie, This temple is in the silver making district in Chiang Mai, so they have used (actual) silver instead of the traditional gold.

  3. It’s a beautiful structure! So many little details.

  4. It is very ornate. I particularly like the handrail on the stairs.

  5. Very lovely temple. It sure is very amazing also inside.


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