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Ancient temple that is very cool to explore inside and out. A nice change from all the golden temples you see and gives you the feel of stepping back in time. Nice area to explore around the temple. A very relaxing way to spend an...More
Wat Umong is my always on my list in Chiang Mai, As everything changes so did this Wat but still magical! Take time and head towards the lake and feed the fish, One of my favorite spots in Thailand.
Enjoy!!!! Don’t go if your in...More
Wat Umong is known as the forest temple and is one of the oldest in Thailand. This is by far my favourite "temple" to visit in Thailand and I try to visit it every time I go to Chiang Mai as it is not a...More
Probably the coolest temple I've been in. (I've been to 7 so far). Very intense energy inside, all tunnels, on very sacred ground.
The entire "Wat Umong" complex consists of 15 acres of heavily forested grounds. Wat Umong was founded and built in 1297, by...More
Nice and relaxing and calm. Good place for meditation both for Thai and foreigners. One thing is you have to donate for stay over at temple around 250 baht per night. Because of many people going there for do nothing. large, shady temple grounds are...More
Small, quiet and quaint temple. Offers a tunnel for spiritual prayers, meditation center, and a place to feed fish and birds. The tall and old trees surrounding the temples and gardens allows for quiet and tranquility. Small signs are on trees with Buddhist teachings.
It's really an undergound Wat with many corridors and "chapels". Super peaceful as it's underground. Outside at the top has a small tower but mostly everything is underground. After seeing all of the other Wats in Chaing mai and all of their glory I thought...More
It's good to visit at anytime of the day, but I'd recommend the morning time when it's cooler , you could see monks' activities and walk around in nature among all the ancient temple architectures. Amazing!
At the end if the day, when you start to realize most temples look similar (it happens sometimes) this is the place to visit :) quiet, in forest, there is serenity there. Also, to avoid bombing some tunnels were made to protect monks... very surprising...More
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Hi! You can send them an email (you can find it on internet), or if you are already at Chiang Mai you can go there to the meditation center office and ask them about information. Usually there is plenty of room and you can... More
Hi! You can send them an email (you can find it on internet), or if you are already at Chiang Mai you can go there to the meditation center office and ask them about information. Usually there is plenty of room and you can start the day you want (you can arrive and start straight) and stay as long as you want, usually no more 3-4 weeks, accommodation and meals are provided for a 220 bahts a day fee and you have to wear white clothes (you can buy or rent them there). I recommend you that place for a meditation retreat, for me it was great.