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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
135 Moo 10 | Suthep Subdistrict, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
+66 53 810 965
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Located in/near a modern neighbourhood of student residences and coffee shops, this Wat is open and features a nice pond for reflection.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ErikShin
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Ancient temple that is very cool to explore inside and out. A nice change from all the golden temples you see and gives you the feel of stepping back in time. Nice area to explore around the temple. A very relaxing way to spend an...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ADV65
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wat Umong is my always on my list in Chiang Mai, As everything changes so did this Wat but still magical! Take time and head towards the lake and feed the fish, One of my favorite spots in Thailand. Enjoy!!!! Don’t go if your in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank amicorp111
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place in the forest, interesting Wat! And the fish + turtle (feeding) at the lake is an experience, too.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Julia H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wat Umong is known as the forest temple and is one of the oldest in Thailand. This is by far my favourite "temple" to visit in Thailand and I try to visit it every time I go to Chiang Mai as it is not a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank gustav482
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Probably the coolest temple I've been in. (I've been to 7 so far). Very intense energy inside, all tunnels, on very sacred ground. The entire "Wat Umong" complex consists of 15 acres of heavily forested grounds. Wat Umong was founded and built in 1297, by...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank encouragement8
Reviewed 14 December 2018 via mobile

Nice and relaxing and calm. Good place for meditation both for Thai and foreigners. One thing is you have to donate for stay over at temple around 250 baht per night. Because of many people going there for do nothing. large, shady temple grounds are...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Staceyngo
Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

Small, quiet and quaint temple. Offers a tunnel for spiritual prayers, meditation center, and a place to feed fish and birds. The tall and old trees surrounding the temples and gardens allows for quiet and tranquility. Small signs are on trees with Buddhist teachings.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank stennerc
Reviewed 20 November 2018

It's really an undergound Wat with many corridors and "chapels". Super peaceful as it's underground. Outside at the top has a small tower but mostly everything is underground. After seeing all of the other Wats in Chaing mai and all of their glory I thought...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank extravelagent
Reviewed 13 November 2018

It's good to visit at anytime of the day, but I'd recommend the morning time when it's cooler , you could see monks' activities and walk around in nature among all the ancient temple architectures. Amazing!

Date of experience: September 2018
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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
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