Wat Muen San Temple

Wat Muen San Temple, Chiang Mai

Wat Muen San Temple
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Hansblix
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam2,638 contributions
It's near the other silver temple
Mar 2019 • Solo
Beautiful place, with a combination of old and new. The old structures include the chedi, which appears to be several centuries old. The new parts of Wat Muen San include the silver plated building and statuary, which date from the early 2000s.

I visited the temple in the morning and there very few visitors there, making it a very peaceful and quiet visit. There is no admission fee and the temple is 5 minutes walking distance from the more well-known silver temple, Wat Sri Suphan. To get to Wat Muen San from the Old City, you can walk southward for about 10 or 15 minutes from the South Gate (Pratu Chiang Mai).
Written 13 March 2019
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Teresa H
Manchester, UK558 contributions
Such detail in the wall reliefs
Feb 2018 • Couples
This silver temple is just round the corner from the more well know one Wat Muen Sarn
is very quiet and has a long history.It is free to go in and women can go inside.
The walls are covered in fantastic pictures in silver or a metal and the outside has reliefs of many of famous land marks in Thailand
Lovely place to see real craftsmanship without the many tourist.
Just beautiful
Written 7 April 2018
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Ron W
Melbourne, Australia60 contributions
Dual pricing, again ...
Feb 2018 • Friends
I didn't go in. I walked around the outside instead and decided I wasn't missing too much.

When I go to temples, I almost always make a donation, but I don't want the temple reframed as an entertainment where the 'donation' is in fact an entry fee (for foreigners only in this case). So yes, I missed out, but on the other hand, it wasn't too hard to visit Wat Umong, where the feeling is a lot more open, and a lot more in keeping with the Buddha's teachings, and where, yes, entry is free and where I'm happy to give a donation of my own volition.

I accept that there are many tour groups going through temples where people don't feel inclined to give anything back, and I think it's a combination of this and in some cases greed on the part of the temples that have brought about this situation – not just in this temple, but in many.

In this case there's a 'Welcome' sign (in English) advising punters of a THB50 entry fee, implying that everyone has to pay this fee, whereas in fact Thais pay nothing. If your purpose in existence is to keep in faith with the Buddha, then sneakiness doesn't provide a good start.
Written 10 February 2018
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DoodleDandy
Idaho Falls, ID375 contributions
No Women Allowed
Jan 2018 • Couples
A beautiful sight to see but after collecting 50b as an entrance fee, I was not allowed to enter as a woman.
Written 22 January 2018
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Seasondtraveller
Paris4,177 contributions
Spectacular at night
Dec 2017 • Solo
This temple is close to a very busy shopping street. It has some beautiful features and is quite impressive but it's not one of my favourites in Chiang Mai.
Written 25 December 2017
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charley48
Hailey, ID14,030 contributions
fabulous
Oct 2017 • Friends
Our local friend has taken us here (this year with another friend we had come to Thailand with us) each year. Much smaller than the other silver temple, but quiet and beautiful. The carvings are amazing, and if you are lucky, you can find the gentleman doing some work. Just amazing, intricate, and story telling. Nice and quiet, and you can soak it all in..
Written 21 December 2017
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Cameron M
Mobile, AL714 contributions
The other silver wat
Apr 2017 • Couples
Just south of the more well-know Wat Srisuphan, women are allowed into this silver, nickel and aluminum-clad gathering hall. As with all wats, everyone should dress modestly, so we both packed light towels to skirt our knees briefly while we went inside. Different wats enforce this guidance differently.
Anyway, this hall's interior is much more "modern" styled than the famous Wat Srisuphan ordination hall. It reminds me a little of the interior of a bank vault.
Written 10 April 2017
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theshaytay
Guangzhou, China7 contributions
Must see!!
Oct 2016 • Solo
An amazing temple that is completely handcrafted in aluminum and stainless. Nothing like it anywhere!!
Written 6 October 2016
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Nomadman411978
London, UK3,169 contributions
Siver temple
Sep 2016 • Solo
Situated in silvertown close to main silver temple of Wat Sri Suphan this has a fine small "silver" temple added next to the gate. The metalwork is very good and more imaginative and varied than Wat Sri Suphan including pictures of other Buddhist pagoda and intricate workings depicting scenes from the holy scriptures. It also houses three waxwork monks. The other buildings were locked although didn't appear to have any particularly outstanding features. Unlike Wat Sri Suphan the silver temple is not the temple's ubosot or ordination hall so women can enter.
Written 28 September 2016
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Raelene H
Melbourne, Australia1,508 contributions
Smaller silver temple
Sep 2016 • Couples
Close to Wat Sri Suphan and Wat Nantharam, this silver temple is a work of art. I liked this one because I could go inside, unlike the silver temple at Wat Sri Suphan where only men are allowed inside the ordination hall. The craftsmanship is amazing and well worth the visit. The only disappointment was the poor state of repair of the other buildings on the site. Hopefully they will be cleaned and open to the public again soon.
Written 3 September 2016
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