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Address: 135 Moo 10 | Suthep Subdistrict, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
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Phone Number: +66 53 810 965
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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This unique 14th-century temple is built into the side of Suthep mountain...

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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Possibly my favorite temple

Very different from the other wats in Chiang Mai. This one is not glitzy or golden or decked out. Very subdued natural setting. I loved wandering around the property... it's close... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very different from the other wats in Chiang Mai. This one is not glitzy or golden or decked out. Very subdued natural setting. I loved wandering around the property... it's close to Chiang Mai yet you feel very far away, surrounded by nature.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wat Umong is not often mentioned by tourists, but I highly recommend all visitors to Chiang Mai put it on their list. Some of the shrines are in man-made caves or tunnels. Just wandering around the garden and pond is a calming experience.

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Thank pauly233
Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Umong is meaning tunnel in Thai. This is 700 year-old Buddhist temple and different from other temples you have seen in Thailand. Beautiful , quiet and full of nature in the city forest. It is " A Must" to visit.

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Thank Suchada S
Rio De Janeiro
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great temple to avoid the crowds. It has a unique perspective compared to other temples in Chiang Mai.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Remember mosquito spray when visiting. Don't forget to go to the roof of the temple to see the giant stupa up there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rode my bike out to Wat Umong...quite a chore finding it but when I did it was so worth it. Unlike the other Wats in Chiang Mai, Wat Umong is underground The grounds are like a little oasis in the middle of a city. It is so quiet here...you hear the wind rustling the leaves, you hear the birds singing...nothing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing can describe the beauty of this place and the feeling of perfection that I felt when I was there. Beautiful... This must be visited if you are looking for something special.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just out of the city it's too far to walk really so we took a songthaew. It was money well spent because this temple is unlike anything else in Chiang Mai district. A forest temple, it is the most tranquil setting. It has a lake with terrapins, catfish, kingfishers, damsel flies, lacewings and any number of other wildlife we went... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very quiet place to learn and practice meditation in a relaxing climate. With a big garden and tunnel, you are free to walk around and stay with nature and animals. Library is also provided with various book and information. Breakfast is donated from local community. Local Thai visits on Saturday and Sunday, good to practice silence.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The temple is a good getaway from the hustle bustle of city. The place is really peaceful and enjoy the simple way of living especially for retreats.

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