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Wat Umong

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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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135 Moo 10 | Suthep Subdistrict, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
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We went to Wat Umong during our night temple tour. We got there just as it was getting dark and other than the caves you can go it I wasn't totally impressed. The Chedi had large yellow ribbons wrapped around it and I couldn't get...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kathleen W
Reviewed yesterday

This Thai Temple is sacret and very facinating. When you enter you must remove footwear. The grounds are very old and in one large area of the temple is cave-like, with long corodors that branch out in different direction all what seems ro be underground...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank qualityimpressions
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a very old temple and nice to see however it's small and kinda short to see it all. They only ask for 20 baht donation to get inside however. So I'd say if you are in the area, passing through or in Chiang Mai...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 28RR
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's very quiet and peace. I think visitting this place is suitable for keep your mind be comfortable.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank nevaeh_hara
Reviewed 10 February 2019 via mobile

A short bicycle ride outside the city. Surounded by nature,a small lake,a very interesting Wat with underground tunnels. Well worth the visit, one of the better wats in the Chang Mai area.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank zalnikor
Reviewed 9 February 2019

This is a beautiful Wat. THey provide a lift if required to get to mountain top. It was, however very crowded. We went late in the afternoon and stayed until the monks chanted at 6:00 pm. Interesting to experience.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Annemariekmann
Reviewed 6 February 2019 via mobile

This temple is a little out-of-the-way and well worth your time. The tunnels are quite beautiful. The grounds hold a few surprises, including the large stupa, the area with broken statues, and the posters of dogs and Buddhist sayings.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 622judithn
Reviewed 31 January 2019

Temple located on the outskirts of Chiang mai with a man made tunnel and impressive golden stupa as it's main highlights.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Bamanja B
Reviewed 30 January 2019

This temple is set in caves at the base of the hills. I saw a number of groups just explore the cave temple tunnels, then leave. This area can be a bit chilly in the morning so plan accordingly.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Jeremy C
Reviewed 25 January 2019

This temple is tranquil and shady, it is a popular tourist attraction. The unusual part is there are few Buddha statues inside connecting tunnels in small tight space. Also a wonderful big pagoda at the back. It was told that the Japanese hid themselves inside...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Benfamily11
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Jordan B
6 December 2016|
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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
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kaykay199
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.
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ccastrianni
25 August 2015|
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Response from elenaa808 | 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
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