Wat Umong (complete name: Wat Umong Suan Puthatham) is a 700-year-old Buddhist temple in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Wat Umong is located against the mountains of Doi Suthep and is about 1 km south of the main campus of Chiang Mai University. The wat occupies a tranquil setting and a small open zoo is stationed behind it.
Özgür Kaya Mutlu | Jan 28, 2018
One of the best temples in Chiang Mai. A little far from city center but still 1 hour by walking or 15-20 minutes by cycling. It is in a big garden. You cannot see the temple from outside. There is a small lake inside the garden, many fishes in lake and hundreds pigeons. You can stay in this temple for meditation.
James Schipper | Dec 29, 2017
One of my favorite temples in CM. Older style with cave/tunnels that are really neat. Not as many tourists come out to this one, but popular with the locals. Feeding the ducks, birds and turtles at the pond is relaxing too. Very old and quiet feeling place tucked into the base of the forested mountains.
Art Flea | Jan 16, 2018
Rather disappointed as I have heard of the beauty of this heritage site before. It could be a very attractive heritage site with rustic and nature beauty. But, the Place not properly maintained. Rubbish found inside the tunnels. Weeds and plants found growing in pagoda and heritage structures, that would affect the structures. Wax stains were not removed. I also don’t like the selling of lottery tickets in temples. It don’t match the teaching of Buddhism.
Stuart C | Mar 3, 2018
fascinating ancient temple which is has a meditation center. a bit out of the city and feels like you're in the country with lots of trees, chickens, dogs, birds
Chartviboon C.watananun | Jan 13, 2018
The only Buddhist temple in Chiangmai having Umong (tunnel) with beautiful pagoda. But since there are many buildings were built in the area the temple has lost its peaceful and quiet character because of there were many activities.
George Lienemann | Apr 11, 2018
Wat Umong dates back to 1297 and is a very well known and respected forest temple. A very unique feature of this temple is the large system of tunnels under the chedi, which are thought of as being caves. Some of the paintings on the walls and I assume some of the shrines are very old. The temple was at one time of course deep in the forest, but at this point in time it is located at the edge of the forest, but surrounded by streets ands buildings on the other three sides. Inside the temple grounds there are also a number of administrative buildings and a meditation centre. I really like this temple and will no doubt visit again, maybe even this week, since I am in Chiang Mai right now.
What Are You Waiting For? | Apr 11, 2018
Stunning views and beautiful grounds. If you go early in the day (before 10 am or so) stop amd have breakfast roadside on the way up, then you can avoid the crowds. I went on a Wednesday morning and as you can see from the pictures amd video, i almost had the place to myself....WHAT A TREAT! The tunnels underneath are extremely educational and a real historical journey imagining it 800 years ago. Stroll along the lake and feed the abundant turtles, fish and birds. Greay place for the whole family to enjoy a morning outting. Highly recommend the excursion.
Wittawat Suebchailangka | May 26, 2018
The place is quite and naturally. They have buddha's pictures in tunnel.
Alexander Van Maele | Jul 2, 2018
A wonderful place to relax. Take your time and walk through slowly, breathing in the natural air. Observe the miscellaneous Buddhist teachings, written both in Thai as English, order a cheap drink, feed the pigeons and fishes, and enjoy the passing monks. This is not for tourists looking for big and impressive art piece that can be viewed in under half an hour, but for peaceful travellers seeking rich culture and a spiritual experience.
Benjamin Currat | Jun 15, 2018
Nice temple in the west of Chiang Mai with specific tunnel to cross with different buddha statues. The temple is around 10 to 15 min ride from city center.
Yoga Art Home | Jul 2, 2018
This temple was built by King Mengray in 1297. According to legend, Vata Umong was inhabited by an unusual clairvoyant monk who could wander the tunnels without leaving the light for several days.
Wander is a travel search engine that allows you to find the perfect travel destination that fits your budget and preferences.