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Wat Umong

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Address: 135 Moo 10 | Suthep Subdistrict, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
Phone Number: 0-5381-0965
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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This unique 14th-century temple is built into the side of Suthep mountain...

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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Peaceful experience in an old forest Wad

A very different wholly place in a forest area, with many old interesting artisfacts. An interesting place for anybody seeking an old Bhuddist place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Arnejac
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Hundested, Denmark

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Hundested, Denmark
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very different wholly place in a forest area, with many old interesting artisfacts. An interesting place for anybody seeking an old Bhuddist place.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see if you like to visit the temples. Apart from the unique tunnel system containing Buddha images it is also set in large heavily wooded grounds next to the foothills of the mountain. It also has several lakes with abundant bird life. Due to its location within the forest it's not too hot to walk around... More 

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Thank Nomadman411978
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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124 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Most people don't know about the restaurant in Wat Umong but as I have lived in Thailand for years the fabulous food came as no surprise to me.

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Calgary, Canada
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180 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Unique temple with its underground walkways. It's slightly outside of the city so best way to get there is a tuk tuk. We enjoyed all the temples in Chiang Mai, this was one of our favourites.

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Thank laptopolivia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really liked this temple.. It is not a towering ornate temple.. And it also has a lot less of the " tourists posing in front of golden Buddhas " vibe.. I really felt an authenticity here I didn't see or feel at other temples (that's not to say even the most ornate temples overflowing with golden Buddhas is void... More 

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Thank kali l
Red Deer, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a different temple than the others we have been visiting. Nice change. The monks use it to meditate while walking.

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Thank rdkello
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the good place for do meditation and walking around, nice air but one thing is at the fish pond, there are so many bird waiting for the food that i don't want to walk in because of the bird poopoo and smell. But other thing all around the temple is very nice

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Thank 1Pimz
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So quite and calm. You will see amazing temple and can sit let your body feel calm and hear nature sound (Chicken, Bird) In there can learn buddhism and can stay in there for learn buddhism also.

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Thank Jutima M
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After you've visited a few temples (and we did), while you're still impressed, you start to forget which was which. Not so with Wat Umong, which is the only temple built with a tunnel structure. We visited late in the day after a long day out cycling but absolutely loved it and were really pleased we stopped by. Definitely worth... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Here we do have the peacefulness we expect to find in a Buddhist temple. Great place to visit and to meditate, with caves in the tunnels. Fragments of old statues, a small gallery, temples to visit. There is a nice lake full of fish, surrounded by trees, another good place to rest and meditate.

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