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Address: 135 Moo 10 | Suthep Subdistrict, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
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+66 53 810 965
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Well worth a visit

Chiang Mai is full of temples but this one is little more special. Situated on the edge of town at the base of the mountains in the forest. Really lovely place to wander around.

Reviewed April 18, 2017
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Nonthaburi Province, Thailand
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Nonthaburi Province, Thailand
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21 reviews
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Reviewed April 18, 2017

Chiang Mai is full of temples but this one is little more special. Situated on the edge of town at the base of the mountains in the forest. Really lovely place to wander around.

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Reviewed April 15, 2017

A very beautiful and ancient place. Great cultural heritage of northern Thai Buddhism. A must visit for family and even single travellers.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed April 11, 2017

This is a wonderful little Wat along with a monastery. The Wat is build as cross sectional tunnels built into a rock face, at the end of each tunnel there are Buddha idols. Very peaceful and seren

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

Visiting the Wat Umong after visiting the Baan Kang Wat. A nice short walk from Baan Kang Wat. This is a quite temple with less tourists. The tunnel-liked style of the temple is unique and mysterious feel. Enjoyed the time spent there.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed April 11, 2017

Wat Umong is a short trip from Old City, well worth it! Umong means tunnel in Thai, so you find cavernous stone tunnels underneath the crumbling chedi. Take a walk behind the complex through Wat Umong's nature preserve, where you'll stumble upon random ruins of previous temple foundations, destroyed in the Burmese War. There's also wild buffalo walking around!! Well... More 

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Thank Noah W
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Reviewed April 10, 2017

Name 'Wat U-Mong' mean tunnel temple, an ancient temple in Chiang Mai. They have very long time story, safe and convenient to visit for all tourist. There tunnel inside small hill, where meditation place, cold and silent.

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Thank VoraphongWar
Hanoi, Vietnam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed April 6, 2017

I rent a bike to get here in the early morning while not so many people get there yet. The pagoda is beautiful with tunnel structure that impress your mind. The pagoda also host full day meditation for foreigners who want to join and learn more about Buddhism. Located in the middle of the forest give us great air escape... More 

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Evian-les-Bains, France
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Reviewed April 5, 2017

beautiful peaceful place on the mountain hidden in the forest. The temple is just beautiful by its simplicity and its "long date ages looking". Ideal to cut and change atmosphere from the city and and seems like a agreeable moment of freshness in the warm temperature of the summer.

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Thank Themike71
India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed March 28, 2017

This WAt was quite interesting as it has meditation places and prayer points within tunnels. The place is quite peacful and would be wonderful to visit post rains when it will be lush green. There is also a fish feeding pond nearby with a lot of cat fish and Pigeons around the area. You can buy fish food and feed... More 

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Weymouth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed March 28, 2017

Just a warning, arms and legs should be covered when visiting religious sites as a matter of respect. No shorts. I found the whole site, that is the grounds and the underground temple to be very tranquil and peaceful, unusual to be in the tunnels, but still very lovely. Well worth the effort and highly recommended

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