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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.
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  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
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“feed the fish” (22 reviews)
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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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"forest temple"
in 22 reviews
"feed the fish"
in 22 reviews
"meditation centre"
in 15 reviews
"tunnel system"
in 7 reviews
"catfish"
in 18 reviews
"peaceful place"
in 14 reviews
"chiang mai university"
in 10 reviews
"buddha images"
in 8 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 25 reviews
"tuk tuk"
in 20 reviews
"favorite temple"
in 7 reviews
"old city"
in 24 reviews
"nice temple"
in 10 reviews
"turtles"
in 33 reviews
"caves"
in 49 reviews
"trees"
in 45 reviews
"meditate"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank blackeaglejim
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank SebastionSt
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Piangpat N
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Mary P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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!

Thank cynthia s
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank jiaogulanforhealth
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful temple that has grounds filled with animals. It's a favorite of mine. Go feed the fish, turtles, and pigeons. Then walk through the ancient tunnels.

Thank keelysmith984
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is not the usual temple you will be visiting in Chiang Mai, the tunnels are very interesting, do the fish feeding. Would say it is better not to feed the pigeons.....

Thank Holman F
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

A must visit in Chiang Mai as this temple is quite unlike any other. Most of the shrines are in caves underground. There is nothing elaborate but the cave system is unique and interesting. Temple is surrounded by tranquil forest and there is also a...More

Thank OZ-Travelling-Family
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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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