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Wat Umong

135 Moo 10 Suthep, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
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Ranked #10 of 111 attractions in Chiang Mai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Ancient Ruins
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Unlike most of the Wats that are endless in SE Asia, this one had a whole area that it covered, included lots of history and even had underground shrines you could see. Going inside this wat, and on the roof of the tunnels was what I was expecting from temples in Asia, not the walk up and look for 5... More

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Khon Kaen, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Beautiful temples are a dime a dozen around Chiang Mai - within the Old Town there are perhaps a hundred around. If time allows, or if you find yourself running ahead of schedule, take in this worthwhile temple. The temple is best known for a series of tunnels (umong) beneath the chedi. Note the wise words in both English and... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Well worth the visit - has underground tunnels. Large old chedi, large lake with cat fish - spoilt by Pigeons. Read the history board. Set amongst trees - quite shaded. The actual temple is mdern and quite plain. Parking is easy.

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Bordeaux, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

outside of the main town. A very peaceful setting. Good place to chill out. The budhist status and heads are really something. It is like being in a garden but has very good vibes

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Not a big fan of temples but this one really is special. The temple is free to go in. Umong means tunnels so inside the temple is like a tunnel, very calm and peaceful. There's a facility for people to come to stay here for a few days to escape the buzz of the city. Overall, it's worth a visit... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Wat Humong is my "local" temple. With large grounds, a lake some very old underground tunnels, there is a lot of interesting things to see. Many people come here to stay for a few days or even weeks. A quiet sit down by the small lake, a walk through the tunnels and the world's troubles seem less immediate, less overwhelming.

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Jurong East, null, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Wat Umong Suan Puthatham is a 700 year old Buddhist temple. The temple was built in 1297 by King Manglai of the Lan Na dynasty. The four lion head is adopted as the National Emblem of India. The entire Wat Umong complex consists of 15 acres of wooded grounds. You can feed the fish, turtles, and ducks in a large... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

It's an old wat near Chiangmai university. You can stay in it for a quiet visit. Less traveller go there since it's location is outside the old city. But it's one of my favorite wat in Chiangmai.

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I like this temple, very peaceful. The environment is very nice, quiet and unbelievable this temple can calm my mind. Very interesting Wat to visit, don't miss it!!

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This was one of my favourite Wats. It is much more rustic and is quite different to the other Wats we saw. The key difference is much of the Wat is built in a mound with tunnels and small alcoves. There is a lovely chedi as well. I enjoyed the grounds. There is a graveyard there which was very evocative,... More

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