Full refund available for cancellations made up to 24 hours prior to booking start time.
More About This Experience
Silverware has been present in Thailand's religious history for centuries, and almost all monks and novices learn this highly coveted art to assist with adorning their temples with beautiful patterns to honour the gods.
Wat Srisuphan with its gorgeous Silver Shrine hosts the learning center for the ancient silverware art, whose goal is to train a new generation of craftsmen. It perfectly fits into the history of Wualai road as main center for silverware.
The roots of this community can be traced back 200 years ago when Lanna King Kavila carried on in order to restored the city. He invited villagers famous for their silverware craftsmanship from Salawin basin to reside in a community outside Chiang Mai walls today is the area of Waulai road (Walking street).
In this workshop you will learn to craft a nickel bracelet with the traditional techniques still used today in temples all around Thailand. You will be learning amidst other monks and novices who have come far and wide to learn this skill to bring back to their temple.
You can either choose from numerous traditional designs, or design something of your own. All the tools will be provided and at your disposal!
Pick-up location: Exact pick-up location address along with map direction will be sent to your email instantly after booking
Please be at the meeting point 10 minutes before the booking time
Experience is located within Wat Srisuphan, inside the learning centre for silverware art
You will be using nickel as the main material, not silver as it will be too expensive
There might be other people on the same experience
Please wear clothes that cover your shoulders and knees to enter the temple
Kru Tu was a great teacher and this is one of the most memorable parts of our travels in Thailand. I highly recommend it.
Cristine DeweyUnited States
10 Aug, 2019
We were working next to craftsmen and women who were doing elaborate projects. We got to watch them work, and they were all very kind about showing us their techniques.
Nicole Peele United States
4 Aug, 2019
What a great experience! I truly loved my time with Kru. I am so grateful that she shared her family skill and talent with me. I have a piece of Thailand, made by my own hands.
19 May, 2019
Very hands-on, nice workspace, good finished product, learned new skills, happy with our bracelets, would recommend
15 May, 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed making our items. It was really interesting and quite hard but we did make a bracelet that I will wear and a plaque for a box. The tutor had a good grasp of English and was helpful showing you how to do each set but letting you actually do the work. It certainly made us appreciate all the work that went into the temple. We also liked seeing the monks working on their pieces and admiring the completed works on display.