Wat Phra Singh Woramahawihan, Chiang Mai. Important visiting information
More about Wat Phra Singh Woramahawihan, Chiang Mai and Historical Information
Wat Umong is located near the Doi Suthep mountains, about a kilometer south of the main campus of Chiang Mai University. The zoo is located in a serene area, and a small open zoo is situated behind it.
The temple was constructed by the Lan Na dynasty’s King Mangrai in 1297. The King is said to have built tunnels painted with bush scenes to contain a famous but mentally unstable monk who had a habit of wandering off into the bush for days on end.
The Wat is famous for its enormous chedi and historic tunnels. Below the chedi are easily accessible tunnels that contain Buddhist images. Wat Umong is special in that the local monks live in a location that is incredibly natural and occasionally feed the local animals.
Thai and English proverbs are spoken by "talking trees." Wat Umong also offers the opportunity to learn meditation techniques from the monks.
Wat Phra Singh Woramahawihan, Chiang Mai address and how to reach
How To Reach: By Train: 13.3 km away fromChiang Mai, Tambon Wat Ket, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50000, Thailand
By Air: 7.2 km away from Chiang Mai International Airport, 60 Mahidol Rd, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
Railway Address :Chiang Mai, Tambon Wat Ket, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50000, Thailand Airport Address :Chiang Mai International Airport, 60 Mahidol Rd, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
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