One of Unique Temple in Chiang Mai

Wat Umong

Tunnel inside Wat Umong which link to many tunnels.

List of the Chiang Mai temple tours, Wat Umong is at the top of that list.

It was established in 1296 during the reign of King Mengrai, the Wat Umong, or “Tunnel Temple” is unique because of its location in the forest and its system of tunnels.

It’s now widely known as a meditation center devout Buddhists from around the world visit to practice amid its peaceful atmosphere and minimalist structures.

Wat Umong is known for its unusual interior design. As you enter the pagoda, you will notice the three unique tunnels built inside. Legend has it that these were constructed in the 16th century to prevent a visionary monk from wandering around in the forest.

Wat Umong Pagoda above the Temple.

An entrance of Wat Umong.

The tunnels are the primary reason for the temples’ extraordinary silence, a journey through Wat Umong feels like gliding through Thai Buddhist history for you with a few days in Chiang Mai or Chiang Mai day tours, Wat Umong is an ideal option for an exploration of living cultural tours in Chiang Mai.

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