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“Tunnel Buddhas”
Review of Wat Umong

Wat Umong
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$76.59*
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Chiang Mai Small-Group Cultural Tour
Ranked #17 of 249 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.
Altadena, California
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“Tunnel Buddhas”
Reviewed December 5, 2013

The tunnel Buddhas are the main attraction here and I want to read more about their unique history. The main purpose of this Wat is teaching and induction into basic Buddhist principles. English speaking monks hold regular retreats for serious practitioners. Google this one for details on introduction to meditation retreats.

Visited November 2013
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minneapolis/saint paul
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“My favorite forrest temple.”
Reviewed December 3, 2013

I have tried to get to this temple whenever I can. It's nice to get out of the city, even though you're not far out of it. There are trees with signs in Thai and English, that say various Buddhist things. I haven't spent time in the tunnels, or in the Dharma lessons, but hopefully next time I'm in town. It's gotten busier there, and more snacks to buy and all that, but if you take a tuk tuk or anything, pay them to wait for you.

Visited October 2013
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“Something Different!”
Reviewed December 3, 2013 via mobile

This area was one of the highlights of Chiang Mai. If you are tired of the temples in the old city, this peaceful area is a must see.

The tunnels and pond are a photographer's paradise. The peacefulness of the area can be felt.

We took a red truck from the old city and it cost 100 Bhat there and back.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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“Great atmosphere on slopes of Doi Suthep”
Reviewed December 2, 2013

Rather different from other wats. The peaceful surroundings and large fishponds add up to a place worth visiting for grown ups but also for children who can feed the fish and the pigeons.

Visited February 2013
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portland
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“Beatiful serene temple in a unique location”
Reviewed November 30, 2013

Lovely place - not too hard to get to. Just ask a red truck driver. Interesting underground temple - gives it a very moody feel but it's so quiet and peaceful.

Visited November 2013
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