Sunday, 2 November 2014

Wat Srisupan วัดศรีสุพรรณ Silver Wat in Chiang Mai

Wat Srisupan วัดศรีสุพรรณ Silver Wat in Chiang Mai

Question for my readers: how much silver do you think is there in Wat Srisupan? Answer at the end of the article, but let me know your opinion as comment.

The offensive sign "Women are not allowed entering ordination hall's area" is still there:

Work in progress:


You can even have numberplates in this style:

The sign for toilet is in similar style, but the toilets are common. Workshops, the metal is hammered/chiseled against a support of tar:

About 200 m southeast is Wat Muen San วัดเหมื่นสาร which is similar in style, but less known:

Answer to question: ChristianPFC thinks that "silver" refers to the color and not the metal. There is not a gram of silver (metal) in the wat, it's all aluminium. I have experience with sheet aluminium and with silver bars/coins, but if one of my readers knows better, please enlighten me.

If you want real silver, the floor in "Silver Pagoda" in the royal palace in Phnom Penh is covered with silver tiles (although most of it is covered by carpet), photography prohibited and I obeyed.

Thailand has three temples made of stainless steel I know of (in Chachoengsao, Kanchanaburi and Hat Yai provinces).

Copyright 2014 ChristianPFC


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  2. Christian, some of it is silver, but the vast majority is nickle not aluminum.

    1. I had some pieces in my hand, and they felt light like aluminium. Nickel is magnetic (and I assume most nickel alloys are magnetic, too), bring a strong magnet and see if there is anything magnetic (except for the inner parts of the blind rivets). I have experience with nickel, too, and it looks different.

      I assume the black color is from tar, it's not stained silver.


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