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Wat Umong

135 Moo 10 | Suthep Subdistrict, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
+66 53 810 965
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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.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“peaceful temple” (23 reviews)
“feed the fish” (22 reviews)
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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

I took my visiting daughter here to experience the catacomb style under the massive jedhi..we sat for quite a while absorbing the quiet and coolness..a very pleasant and great place to meditate during the day.

Thank NatsBistro
Reviewed 1 week ago

This temple is unusual in that it is underground..quite interesting in its history. The ceilings are very low so you have to crouch a little if you are tall & you have to be careful not to bump your head. We went on a tour...More

2  Thank Joanne N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is a reverence here that is as almost as thick as the forest floor. You could spend hours just watching the leaves dance as they fall from the trees or sit by the lake and let the hum of the pidgeons lull you into...More

Thank jqui3166
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is free of charge. Wat umong consists of 3 which are pagoda, tunnel and bird and fish feeding place. Must visit all. The fish and bird feeds cost 10 baht each. The bird will eat the food from your palm. Countless bird and...More

Thank debbyC91
Reviewed 1 week ago

This temple dates back to the 13th century. There are tunnels throughout where you'll find old Buddha replicas and the ambiance is peaceful throughout. Around the temple you can find ruins of Buddha relics, and old stupas that have been excavated and on display. The...More

Thank Dew D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This temple is not like the others one. The nature surround the alley to go at the wall where the access tunnels are located. Very old and historic place and when you go through the tunnels you can feel and imagine the atmosphere of this...More

Thank Pierre P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This temple is known as "the forest temple," but most people will remember it as having secret tunnels where statues of Buddhas are tucked away under a hill. We took a guided tour at sunset and had the place practically to ourselves. Unusual bird calls...More

Thank EvaSC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were honored to see young monks accompanied by their parents for their initiation ceremony. The temple has ancient underground tunnels and is different than most above ground wats. It is peaceful and quiet and perfect for meditation. Some say it is not a “must...More

Thank Marie M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed this temple. It is unlike all the others and is very unique. It has not been kept up, but the tunnels to the meditation areas are so cool. It is located in a forested area. Great to walk around and get out...More

Thank Jacksoncr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I live near here and love this temple and surrounding grounds so much I visit weekly. It's the most peaceful temple in all of Chiang Mai! Also within a 500 meters is a ruin where I have fed wild dear (one was a huge buck!)...More

Thank HappyTravels222
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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