It should come as no surprise that the silversmiths along Th Wualai have decorated their patron monastery with the same fine craftsmanship shown in their shops. The 'silver' ubosot (ordination hall) at Wat Srisuphan is covered inside and out with silver, nickel and aluminium panels, embossed with elaborate repoussé-work designs. The effect is like a giant jewellery box, particularly after dark when the monastery is illuminated by coloured lights.
Wat Srisuphan was founded in 1502, but little remains of the original wát except for some teak pillars and roof beams in the main wí·hăhn. The murals inside show an interesting mix of Taoist, Zen and Theravada Buddhist elements. Note the gold and silver Ganesha statue beneath a silver chatra (umbrella) by the ubosot, a sign of the crossover between Hinduism and Buddhism in Thailand.
Because this is an active ordination hall, only men may enter the ubosot.