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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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+66 53 810 965
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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.

Thank mcnow
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

1  Thank Bret S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank klarakriznic
Reviewed 15 August 2018

This temple is not far from the city. There are so many coffee shops during the way to the temple. It was so quiet and peaceful inside. Definitely come back here again.

Thank walkerashl3y
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Wat Umong lies a few kilometers west of the old city at the foot of Doi Suthep. A large, sprawling compound backed by the Doi Suthep forest, its full name is Wat Umong Suan Puthatham and was set up centuries ago as a forest retreat....More

1  Thank blackeaglejim
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Very serene and relaxing. The vendors clearly cared for the temple as well. It is a hidden gem that I have missed on my other trips. With the forest cover it would be a good place to visit on a hot day.

1  Thank SebastionSt
Reviewed 28 July 2018

The temple is secluded and located in the place with a lot of trees and by the river. You will feel peaceful and calm when you enter the place. There is also an exhibition of paintings related to Buddhism, but personally I like them at...More

1  Thank Piangpat N
Reviewed 25 July 2018

Yous should go now because they want to paint inside the cave walls... For now, it's very rustic and calm, with lots of tunnels leading to different alters. Within the complex there is also a pond with birds, fish, frogs, etc. which you can feed....More

1  Thank Mary P
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Wonderful place to spend an hour wandering around taking in the greenery and beauty. Be sure to bring a camera and lots of mosquito spray!

1  Thank cynthia s
Reviewed 23 July 2018

It looks like you are entering a cave and is truly unique inside and well worth the visit. And the lake by the temple is full of hugh catfish, turtles and other varieties of fish, which are fun to feed along with the 1000,s of...More

1  Thank jiaogulanforhealth
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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 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
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