Wat Phumin

Top choice in Nan

Wat Phumin, Muang District, Nan Province, Thailand. Temple is a public place.Created over 100 years old.; Shutterstock ID 676085470; Your name (First / Last): Ryan Evans; GL account no.: 56530; Netsuite department name: Online Editorial; Full Product or Project name including edition: Destinations - Thailand POI

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Nan’s most famous Buddhist temple is celebrated for its exquisite murals, executed during the late 19th century by a Thai Lü artist named Thit Buaphan. The exterior of the temple takes the form of a cruciform bòht (ordination hall) that was constructed in 1596 and restored during the reign of Chao Anantavorapitthidet (1867–74). The ornate altar in the centre of the bòht has four sides, with four Sukhothai-style sitting Buddhas facing in each direction.