Saturday, April 14, 2007

Wat Umong :Chiang Mai

Wat Umong is an ancient temple in the forest just outside Chiang Mai, off Suthep Road. King Mengrai built this temple for a highly respected forest monk who liked to wander in the countryside, hence the isolated location where the monk could stay quietly and meditate. The temple is unusual in that it has tunnel like chambers in the ground; if you look closely, some of the walls in the cambers have the original paintings of birds and animals still visible.


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