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Wat Umong

Address: 135 Moo 10 Suthep, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
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Ranked #10 of 208 things to do in Chiang Mai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious sites, Ancient ruins, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Owner description: This unique 14th-century temple is built into the side of Suthep...
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Type: Religious sites, Ancient ruins, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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Gili Trawangan, Indonesia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
22 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Diffenrent in deed, and that is important in a city and country with endless temples, this is one worth a visit and worth some time to explore it all, it is a ncie cool place to spend a hot afternoon too, so that makes it a win - win!

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Jamaica and Thailand
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Pleasant. The ancient trees were fascinating. Watching them build the Loy Kra Tong floats was truly an experience.

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Singapore, Singapore
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

There are a number of ways in Chiangmai. So what makes this different!? First getting here is a ,title tricky if u do not have ur own transport. U can hire tuk tuk or sonethaw. It is in forest, v few tourists and has got tunnels, a v small lake and plenty of peace

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Chiang Mai Province, Thailand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

In Chiang Mai, it is easy to get over-watted and sometimes, sorry to say, they begin to seem the same. This one has many differences. First, it's a bit out of town and in a forested setting. Second, the main chedi or stupa has tunnels that run under it, filled with niches and alcoves containing Buddha statues. Then there is... More 

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Lindenhurst, New York
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This was a bit different and certainly off the radar. Nice to see something clearly ancient and done a bit differently. The tunnel detail is quite breathtaking. The amount of earth moved to bury those shrines in those temples truly boggles the mind. The gigantic ancient Stupa is impressive. Take a walk down to the lake as well.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

When we arrive to this temple we didn't expect how different and unique is it. Here the temple is literally inside tunnels (caves). There is a very old pagoda which is witness of the passing time. You can spend time feeding the fishes and simply relaxing since tou will find yourself surrounded by nature.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This kind of hidden temple is for me one of the most lovely temple in Chiang Mai. In a small parc, you'll find old stones and a bit of peace. If you rent a Taxi, or have a motorbike, You can do this easily on your way to the Doi Suthep

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Wat Umong nestles among a peaceful treed oasis only a short drive from Chiang Mai's old city. It is a lovely way to chill out for an hour or two and wander around the sprawling grounds, with chickens and dogs for company. There are Buddha statues, broken and intact, positioned in groups and some covered in moss, as well as... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Lovely little area for reflection and observation. Not big, not glittering, not filled with bells or statues or drums, just the odd turtle and chicken and cat. I'd imagine it would lose some of its charm on a busy day but there seems to be plenty of little nooks and crannies to hide in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Lovely. Had a love trip here from our hotel. Was able to sit and meditate quietly. Well worth the visit.

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