Wat U MongCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- 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
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.
- 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.
- Tuk-Tuk or a walk.
- Happy Hut coffee shop
- Most cafes Apyal
- Bang Moey Kaafae
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86.06% of people who visit Chiang Mai include Wat U Mong in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
35.32% of people start their Wat U Mong visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Wat U Mong
93.68% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Wat U Mong
This temple is quiet and further removed from the city. It's unique because it has a series of tunnels that leads to the prayer halls. Watch your head if you are 1.85m and above. Certain sections are a little dim even though the tunnels are lit. There's a meditation hall here if anyone is keen. In truth, the compound isn't that big. Explore the lake within the compound and don't forget to feed the fishes and turtles for "good lucky"...and oh, plenty of friendly stray dogs so bring something (hotdogs etc) and make their day. Plenty of food and drinks on the way in. May Buddha bless you!
The temple is off the beaten path, more for locals, and one of my favorites. There are little tunnels where Buddhists can pray here, too, with a pagoda on top, lots of trees, fish, bird, and turtle feeding at a pond. It's really refreshing to come here where there are not a lot of tourists. It's a more cultural and spiritual place.
Wonderful place for meditating and connecting with nature and the strong spirituality of Buddhism. Nothing impressive or big, not so much a tourist photo spot, but great for introspection. Lots of dogs around.
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.
the temple has a beautiful tunnel temple situated in serene setting. also it has a meditation center that you can stay minimum 3days to maximum 15days.