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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  • It definitely is a beautiful Temple but to reach it you have to take a cab or a TukTuk while there are not that many attractions worth your time in its vicinity. I would rather recommend many other te...  more »
  • A great place to visit when in the area. A quiet interesting place and great fun feeding the catfish in the pond there. A quite place in a very green location with historical interest.  more »
  • It was a quiet and beautiful place to visit. I would definitely stay here again in the morning.
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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.
  • Without any doubt my favourite temple in Thailand...not because if it's splendor it that's what you're looking for. However,it's serenity and peacefulness will astound you. Visit the lake and feed the fish and enjoy the scenery beyond.
  • The temple is out of the city. It is more quiet. Interesting place for relaxing and meditation
  • Famous for its tunnel temple. Spacious area and forested. There is a mediation class for those who are interested.
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