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Wat Umong

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This unique 14th-century temple is built into the side of Suthep mountain and is constructed of a series of tunnels.
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135 Moo 10 | Suthep Subdistrict, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
+66 53 810 965
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small, quiet and quaint temple. Offers a tunnel for spiritual prayers, meditation center, and a place to feed fish and birds. The tall and old trees surrounding the temples and gardens allows for quiet and tranquility. Small signs are on trees with Buddhist teachings.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank stennerc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's really an undergound Wat with many corridors and "chapels". Super peaceful as it's underground. Outside at the top has a small tower but mostly everything is underground. After seeing all of the other Wats in Chaing mai and all of their glory I thought...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's good to visit at anytime of the day, but I'd recommend the morning time when it's cooler , you could see monks' activities and walk around in nature among all the ancient temple architectures. Amazing!

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank GoodFood F
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

At the end if the day, when you start to realize most temples look similar (it happens sometimes) this is the place to visit :) quiet, in forest, there is serenity there. Also, to avoid bombing some tunnels were made to protect monks... very surprising...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank olivier_frederique
Reviewed 29 October 2018

My two daughters and I were very interested in Wat Umong which is situated in a type of forest and found it very peaceful and could quite understand people going there to meditate. The actual temple is inside a cave area which was very different...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank howmar36
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Unique Thai Temple (Wat). Vety famous for meditation and not far from the center of the city.This is not a new Temple but must have been constructed several hundred years. Chiang Mai had many old temple and is one of the center for religion in...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank pornrapee
Reviewed 3 October 2018

We arrived near subset on our way to Doi Suthep - Not many tourists around making it peaceful and quiet. Unique tunnel temple well worth visiting.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank 1Saintgirl
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

The temple located in a forest so it makes us feel peaceful. It is a quiet place. The temple also use for meditation place. Worth visit if u like quiet place and not so touristic place.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Pauline888
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Recently visited wot Umong this temple may not be as beautiful like many of the temples in Chiang Mai however, great history. The Chet sit high above all other builds in the complex alone in a very peacefully area. Loads to see a beautiful lake...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank 2mumies
Reviewed 18 September 2018

This temple is less known and visited, but it is one of the oldest and it is very suggestive, evocative. There is a cave like building with a Buddha inside, and a beautiful park with sacred trees, and a lake.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Jordan B
6 December 2016|
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Response from Bob B | Reviewed this property |
Not really - wheelchair access is not really a priority in Thailand. Very view locations/wats facilitate wheelchairs. You can get into the complex, but not inside temples/buildings
9 April 2016|
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Response from Swedenball | Reviewed this property |
It's free. But you can donate to the temple via the donation boxes.
25 August 2015|
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Response from Elena A | Reviewed this property |
Hi! You can send them an email (you can find it on internet), or if you are already at Chiang Mai you can go there to the meditation center office and ask them about information. Usually there is plenty of room and you can... More