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“peaceful and one of a kind”
Review of Wat Umong

Wat Umong
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Chiang Mai Small-Group Cultural Tour
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Private Chiang Mai Temple Tour with Doi Suthep and Wat Umong
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Full-Day Countryside Bike Tour from Chiang Mai
Ranked #16 of 275 things to do in Chiang Mai
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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.
Reviewed March 27, 2013

I stopped at this temple by chance when I was exploring the Chaing mai area on a rented motorcycle.
The spot of this place is surounded by big trees, butterflies and the sound of birds and roosters. There's long caves(if you are tall be careful the roof's are Thai size), bit Buddhas images, but the thing i liked the most is that there's very few tourists here. I very quiet, and you can clearly see the monk monasteries, you can see them meditating and everything. Be respectful: don't race your voice, wear long pants, 3/4 sleeve shirt and remove your shoes when necessary.
The century old brick caves with the peaceful atmosphere is truly the highlight of this place.

Thank Carla_M86
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

I enjoyed my visit to Wat Umong, it was interesting to see the tunnel network, walk through the extensive grounds, and learn something of its history. On the other hand, after visits to other far more spectacular temples throughout Thailand, such as Wat Yai in Phitsanulok, Wat Pho and Wat Arun in Bangkok, and or course Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep in Chiang Mai, it was difficult to find anything remarkable about this temple. Still, it was an interesting visit, and I was able to combine it with visits to two more of the older, lesser known temples in the Chiang Mai area.

Thank LosBound2014
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

It's not in the city centre but not too far away. Well worth a visit as it's a very beautiful and serene temple. Highly recommend!

Thank Est E
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

This is a great place to visit with underground tunnels with Buddhas and statues. It was not very crowded when we went and the whole place is nice and shady so lovely on a hot day Some of the trees had signs on them with quotes and verses.

Thank Janet H
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

very cool temple that is more like a park. There's lots of space to wander and reflect. There is a very well stocked library of spiritual books

Thank Joe K
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