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Wat Umong
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Private Tour: Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and City of Chiang Mai
Ranked #14 of 263 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 July 9, 2014

outside of the main town. A very peaceful setting. Good place to chill out. The budhist status and heads are really something. It is like being in a garden but has very good vibes

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Reviewed June 28, 2014

Not a big fan of temples but this one really is special. The temple is free to go in.
Umong means tunnels so inside the temple is like a tunnel, very calm and peaceful. There's a facility for people to come to stay here for a few days to escape the buzz of the city. Overall, it's worth a visit even if you aren't a big fan of historical sites.

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Reviewed June 22, 2014

Wat Humong is my "local" temple. With large grounds, a lake some very old underground tunnels, there is a lot of interesting things to see. Many people come here to stay for a few days or even weeks. A quiet sit down by the small lake, a walk through the tunnels and the world's troubles seem less immediate, less overwhelming.

Thank Ian T
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Reviewed June 20, 2014

Wat Umong Suan Puthatham is a 700 year old Buddhist temple. The temple was built in 1297 by King Manglai of the Lan Na dynasty. The four lion head is adopted as the National Emblem of India. The entire Wat Umong complex consists of 15 acres of wooded grounds. You can feed the fish, turtles, and ducks in a large pond. "Talking trees" have words of wisdom in Thai and English. The wat is famous for its ancient tunnels and large stupa. There are tunnels with Buddhist images below the chedi which can be easily explored. These tunnels were supposedly built by the King and painted with bush scenes so they could keep a famous but mentally deranged monk within the grounds of the monastery as he had a habit of just wandering off into the bush for days on end. Signs written in English and Thai hang from the trees on footpaths leading to the small lake where fish and turtles can be fed.

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Reviewed June 16, 2014

It's an old wat near Chiangmai university. You can stay in it for a quiet visit. Less traveller go there since it's location is outside the old city. But it's one of my favorite wat in Chiangmai.

Thank jzha
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