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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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135 Moo 10 | Suthep Subdistrict, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
+66 53 810 965
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It is not the usual temple you will be visiting in Chiang Mai, the tunnels are very interesting, do the fish feeding. Would say it is better not to feed the pigeons.....

Thank Holman F
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must visit in Chiang Mai as this temple is quite unlike any other. Most of the shrines are in caves underground. There is nothing elaborate but the cave system is unique and interesting. Temple is surrounded by tranquil forest and there is also a...More

Thank OZ-Travelling-Family
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The temple is a bit further away from the old city center, but easy to reach via scooter (maybe 15-20 min). We really enjoyed the place because it is a bit hidden from the crowds. You can feed pigeons and fish over there. The tunnels...More

Thank Sebastian E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The temple locates inside the forest and is not a common tourist spot that you can enjoy tranquil atmosphere there. You can see chicken and dogs hanging freely within the temple are which is quite interesting. You may also feed pigeons and fishes.

Thank H. C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wat umong is one of the temples that i loved the most in Chiang Mai. It's not really touristic and you can relax in there (the place is also a meditation center). It's inside a forest and there's a lot of tunnels where you can...More

Thank millagarofalo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The grounds are beautiful and the cave structures are completely different to most temples we have seen. The grounds are very large and you can see a large, beautiful chedi next to the cave-like structures. This place was especially beautiful in October as the monsoon...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited six temples in Chiang Mai, and liked this one best for its pleasant forest setting. We have seen temples in caves, but this is the first one in a tunnel.

Thank Stickman1
Reviewed 9 June 2018

Even if you are feeling "watted out" this place is very different to the other Wats in Chiang Mai. In the grounds is a lake with turtles and fish and adds to the calmness of the environment. The tunnel temple is so peaceful and cool...More

Thank nannup
Reviewed 8 June 2018

Submerged ancient temple, very interesting and worth the afternoon visit. In an area where many little cafes are for a drink after walking the grounds.

Thank _davidspears68
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

Unique and peaceful with long history free for everyone but lots of big mosquitos make sure you use bug spray.

Thank Pui P
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Jordan B
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Response from Bob B | Reviewed this property |
Not really - wheelchair access is not really a priority in Thailand. Very view locations/wats facilitate wheelchairs. You can get into the complex, but not inside temples/buildings
9 April 2016|
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Response from Swedenball | Reviewed this property |
It's free. But you can donate to the temple via the donation boxes.
25 August 2015|
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Response from Elena A | Reviewed this property |
Hi! You can send them an email (you can find it on internet), or if you are already at Chiang Mai you can go there to the meditation center office and ask them about information. Usually there is plenty of room and you can... More