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Review of Wat Umong

Wat Umong
135 Moo 10 Suthep, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
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Chiang Mai Small-Group Cultural Tour
Ranked #7 of 102 Attractions in Chiang Mai
Type: Ancient Ruins, Religious Sites, Cultural
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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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“great guys”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Never mind the temple, go into the little village and you can meet the people, i had a few drinking sessions with the guys at the bar (it is just a little wooden building) totally friendly and genuinely nice people, had a few meals at the different little restaurants. feels really old world. great experience to have went there.

Visited November 2012
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“Inexpected”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

I went there thinking was similar to all the others, but I found a very simple but very nice underground temple. There is also a meditation center.

Visited February 2013
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“very peaceful temple...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

beautiful old temple surrounded by a forrest not too far from the city. the tunnel gives a very peaceful feeling. i feel very relaxed. there were activity for small children such as feeding the fish...the temple ground were spacious. there were parking space...very organized for meditation long stay and short stay for local and foreigners. Enjoy a nice afternoon spend there at Wat Umong.

Visited March 2012
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“Serene place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

I've traveled to Wat Umong from Chiang Mai city on both Tuk Tuk and Songthaew, they cost 300B and 70B respectively. I've overpaid for Tuk Tuk since my Tuk Tuk return trip was only 100B.

Wat Umong has a meditation centre where one could stay and meditate. As there aren't many tourists, it is a very conducive for meditation. The place doesn't offer much instruction, it will be best if you have prior meditation experience. White shirt and pants (needed for stay-in meditation) can be bought from the office of the meditation centre.

Besides the Tunnel, pond and museum mentioned by other travelers, there is old temple ruin further into the forest. Do ask the monks for directions.

Visited February 2013
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“not what i expected”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Maybe that's my issue then, but after seeing some of the Wats in Chiang Mai town I was expecting similarities on the looks of the temples. It's impressive in that it's old and built for purpose, but I was expecting beauty and this I did not find.

Visited February 2013
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