Wat Srisuphan was constructed by Phraya Pilok Pannadatiraj and his mother, Queen Suriyasawasdee. Phraya Pilokpanadatiraj ruled at the end of Lanna’s golden age and is more commonly known as Phraya Muang Gaew. He was also responsible for the construction and restoration of Wat Phra Singh and Wat Rampoeng. The stela now housed in the golden mondop beside the Phra Viharn records that the temple was sanctified in1500. When the temple was first constructed, the only buildings were the Phra Ubosoth which is the monks’ ordination hall and the Phra Chedi which enshrines sacred objects.