Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham, Chiang Mai

Stroll through the tranquil, overgrown grounds of Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham, a 6 hectare (15 acre) temple complex. As you wander, contemplate the proverbs which hang from trees on little signs in English and Thai, or feed the fish, turtles, and ducks in the large pond. Admire the large sculpted chedi (reliquary), the Buddha field of broken sculptures, and the replica of one of the pillars of Ashoka--Buddhist monuments scattered across the Indian subcontinent. The temple's name derives from the maze-like warren of ancient tunnels--or umong--which crisscross the grounds, reportedly built to prevent a respected but deranged monk from leaving and getting lost in the surrounding bush. To visit Wat Umong Suan Phutthatham on your trip to Chiang Mai, use our Chiang Mai tour itinerary planner .
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  • A little difficult to reach ... but then you're fascinated by a place that preserves the magic and history of the past. To visit, absolutely.
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  • Umong means tunnel in Thai, so the temple is named after its ancient tunnel. As respected by Jiang Xun, the Temple of No Dream is a mountain temple hidden in the ancient wood jungle, is a place far from the hubris, walking in it, the sound of simple chicken constantly. So the most unique thing about Wat Umong is the red-brick tunnel. Standing at the entrance, as if there is a "thousands and thousands of search" feeling. The tunnel is filled with several Buddha statues, several of which are golden Buddha statues for worshippers. The Wat Umong, built in the 14th century, was originally intended as a forest monastery. Later, for some reason, it was abandoned in the 15th century. It was not until 1948 that the ancient Buddhist temple was discovered again. This ancient temple, which is about 700 years old, has lakes, mountains, and small animals, and is an excellent place for meditation for the outside world. Whether it is architecture or statue style, are very different from our familiar Buddhist temple, interested friends can come to experience. Go into the tunnel and take off your shoes. Opening hours: 8am to 5pm daily
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  • This is my favourite temple in Chiang Mai. It's directly in the nature near a sea, a mysterious underground temple with old relics and a somber mood. It's a beautiful place to walk around and enjoy the quiet, with monks going about their daily life. There is also a meditation center.
  • Probably the best temple complex in Chiang Mai because it is set in the forest than the city. The buildings are more like ruins which adds to the mystique of it. The underground is cool. There is a meditation centre near by which would be nice to check out, the next time I am through.
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