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“Serene visit”
Review of Wat Umong

Wat Umong
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Private Tour: Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and City of Chiang Mai
Ranked #13 of 255 things to do in Chiang Mai
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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.
Reviewed April 13, 2013

Had our tuk tuk driver take us to this temple as it is not near the city center. We had a great visit and particularly enjoyed the open grounds and the chance to stroll and read some of the signs and take in the atmoshere of the Buddist culture without crowds of people all around. Certainly glad we went!

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Reviewed March 31, 2013

This ancient temple includes a surrounding forest and a tunnel, all of which make for a meditative spot not far from the city center.

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Reviewed March 28, 2013

This was a suggestion from a local. I've visited a tons of temple while in Chiang Mai, and this was my favorite one. I spent hours here, and could have spent more had I had more time. This is a hidden gem of Chiang Mai for travelers that love temples, but don't want too crowded and touristy ones. Will definitely go back there

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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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