Silversmith Workshop

A Monk's Sacred Skill

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$28.70 per guest
1 - 10 guests 3 hours
Hosted by Kru Tu

Highlights

  • Experience creating your own piece of Thai silverware using traditional techniques
  • Learn traditional techniques from a Thai silverware master
  • Understand the process of crafting various patterns on silverware
  • Make and bring home your own self-made nickel bangle
  • Work in the monastery school among other local monks also learning about silverware carving techniques

Inclusive of:

  • Entire experience, all tools and materials you need
  • Making of a nickel bracelet
  • English Speaking Host

Not Inclusive of:

  • Additional purchases/ bangles
  • Food & Water
  • Pickup & Dropoff from hotel
4.9 Out of 5
29 Reviews
Junette Teng United States
5
24 Aug, 2019

Kru Tu was a great teacher and this is one of the most memorable parts of our travels in Thailand.  I highly recommend i...

Cristine Dewey United States
5
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...

$US 28.70 per guest
3 hours
1 - 10 guests
Cancellation Policy: Moderate

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!

Additional Information:

  • 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

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Your Local Host

Kru Tu

I was born in the family of silversmith. I'm very proud of my village and our skills. My students range form monks to foreigners. I love teaching and handing down my skills to others.

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29 reviews from people who took this experience

Junette Teng United States
5
24 Aug, 2019

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 Dewey United States
5
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
5
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.

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Sophia Matthew Canada
4
19 May, 2019

Very hands-on, nice workspace, good finished product, learned new skills, happy with our bracelets, would recommend

Jane Jones Australia
5
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.

US$28.70
29 Reviews
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