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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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135 Moo 10 | Suthep Subdistrict, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
+66 53 810 965
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At the end if the day, when you start to realize most temples look similar (it happens sometimes) this is the place to visit :) quiet, in forest, there is serenity there. Also, to avoid bombing some tunnels were made to protect monks... very surprising...More

1  Thank olivier_frederique
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My two daughters and I were very interested in Wat Umong which is situated in a type of forest and found it very peaceful and could quite understand people going there to meditate. The actual temple is inside a cave area which was very different...More

1  Thank howmar36
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Unique Thai Temple (Wat). Vety famous for meditation and not far from the center of the city.This is not a new Temple but must have been constructed several hundred years. Chiang Mai had many old temple and is one of the center for religion in...More

2  Thank pornrapee
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We arrived near subset on our way to Doi Suthep - Not many tourists around making it peaceful and quiet. Unique tunnel temple well worth visiting.

1  Thank 1Saintgirl
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

The temple located in a forest so it makes us feel peaceful. It is a quiet place. The temple also use for meditation place. Worth visit if u like quiet place and not so touristic place.

1  Thank Pauline888
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Recently visited wot Umong this temple may not be as beautiful like many of the temples in Chiang Mai however, great history. The Chet sit high above all other builds in the complex alone in a very peacefully area. Loads to see a beautiful lake...More

1  Thank 2mumies
Reviewed 17 September 2018

This temple is less known and visited, but it is one of the oldest and it is very suggestive, evocative. There is a cave like building with a Buddha inside, and a beautiful park with sacred trees, and a lake.

1  Thank mcnow
Reviewed 11 September 2018

I just finished a 3.5-day retreat here. While the schedule appears intense, we were truly on our own most of the time (as contact time with the monk ~instructor was pretty limited--probably less than two hours/day). Participants are expected to meditate on their own during...More

2  Thank Bret S
Reviewed 3 September 2018

We went there on foot. There are many monks around and Thai people. You can see them pray and praise Buddha. They also offer a free museum and you can feed fish, turtles and lots of pigeons. Nice place & warm people, totally worth the...More

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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