Wat U MongCurrently Closed
- Address: 135 Moo 10 Suthep, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
- Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Hiking Trail, Family And Kids
Wat U Mong - Review
The difference between this wat and the rest is the exotic location of the temple. A small trek will take you this temple, set in secluded setting and perfect for mediation or a quality “alone-time”. The interconnecting tunnels built underneath are marvelous and provide an unique experience.
An image of the fasting Buddha ribs, veins and all can be seen in the grounds on top of the tunnel hill, along with a very large and highly adored chedi.
A small artificial lake, surrounded by gu·A‘i (monastic cottages) is equally captivating to visit.
Wat U Mong Information
- It is a religious place, so try to keep intact the sanctity of the place and make way for the local devotees.
- Do not photograph without permission.
How To reach Wat U Mong by Public Transport
- Tuk-Tuk or a walk.
Restaurants Near Wat U Mong
- Happy Hut coffee shop
- Most cafes Apyal
- Bang Moey Kaafae
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95% of people who visit Chiang Mai include Wat U Mong in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
34.7% of people start their Wat U Mong visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Wat U Mong
94.26% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Wat U Mong
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Wat U Mong, Chiang Mai Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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