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  • Chiang Man: Doi Suthep, Wat Pha Lat & Wat Umong Spanish Tour

    1. Chiang Man: Doi Suthep, Wat Pha Lat & Wat Umong Spanish Tour

    Join a full-day guided tour in Spanish from Chiang Mai to discover the beautiful temples of Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Wat Pha Lat, and Wat Umong, enjoy a lakeside lunch, and visit the impressive Warorot Market.   After your hotel pickup, drive to the Wat Umong Cave Temple, a meditation compound on the outskirts of Chiang Mai at the foot of the national park not visited by many tourists. Walk on the picturesque grounds, learn about Buddhism, and taking amazing photos. Nex,t hed to the temple of meditation, Wat Pha Lat, in the middle of the jungle. This lost enclosure inside the Doi Suthep National Park was formerly used as a resting point for pilgrims. Now monks live in it and you will walk through its enclosure, see its buildings, meditation rooms, river, and can also talk to monks.  Ride up the mountain to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Temple, the most important, well known, and spectacul...

  • Chiang Mai: 4-Hour Wat Umong and Doi Suthep Evening Tour

    2. Chiang Mai: 4-Hour Wat Umong and Doi Suthep Evening Tour

    Be picked up from your hotel in Chiang Mai city center and go on a short drive to Wat Umong temple in the late afternoon. At this time of day, the crowds are few and views are prime. Upon arrival, explore the underground tunnels, bask in the beauty of the temple, and enjoy the forest surroundings. It is said that the trees in this forest have words of wisdom for those who pass by. After Wat Umong, the next stop is Doi Suthep temple. At this ornate structure, which is reached by a 306-step staircase, enjoy a beautiful sunset that lights up the golden temple. Also, take in the spectacular views of Chiang Mai at night from the summit of the mountain. Join a traditional ceremony performed by the temple's monks at the Golden Pagoda. After an afternoon spent exploring Chiang Mai’s temples and enjoying the sunset over the city, be returned to your hotel.

    Eager, keen, and always passionate to guide us around. Very attentively coordinated and timely pick up. Enjoyed this trip very much.

  • Doi Suthep, Wat Umong & Wat Pha Lat Sunrise Small-Group Tour

    3. Doi Suthep, Wat Umong & Wat Pha Lat Sunrise Small-Group Tour

    Begin your morning tour by climbing the 306 steps up to Doi Suthep Temple with your local guide. Bask in the golden rays of sunrise after conquering the staircase and take photos of the unrivaled view of the city of Chiang Mai.  Then, stand in the shadow of the golden Kruba Srivichai Monument, named after the Thai Buddhist monk and engineer of many temples and roads. Gain an insight into how the monks live and choose to make a merit (offering) with them.  Head to Wat Pha Lat, a hidden temple in the lush jungle. Admire the serene statues, shrines, and surrounding nature.  Wrap up your half-day tour with a stop at Wat Umong, a 700-year old temple built back in 1297. Explore the forest and underground tunnels. Marvel at the architecture of the chedi.

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What people are saying about Wat Umong

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 93 reviews

Sam was the perfect guide to take on this tour ! He being a real monk in his youth, he had all the explanations about bouddhism and what is the life of a monk. Couldn’t be better. Also about the history of this philosophy/religion in the Chiang Maï area and province. The Doi Suthep mountain overlooking Chiang Maï is not only a viewpoint of the town but also houses the beautiful temple of Wat Doi Suthep. You can see it at daylight and then all illuminated as from 18:00pm. The Wat Umong temple situated at the base of the mountain is also very interesting among which the tunnel going the pagoda. It was a delightful tour. Thanks Sam ;)

It was great! Our tour guide Dee was amazing, he speaks english very good, is very knowledgeable and takes photos for you. He even bought fried crickets for us to try (we wanted that lol). Doi Suthep was very peaceful, it's very pleasant to be there instead of busy city. We have even seen the monks and their ceremony. I recommend this trip, especially Dee as a tour guide!

Great experience, thanks to Sam (our guide) who is very accessible and adapted himself to the audience. Unique with a very sober old temple and then a shiny one.

Eager, keen, and always passionate to guide us around. Very attentively coordinated and timely pick up. Enjoyed this trip very much.

Our guide, Lee, was phenomenal, knowledgeable, entertaining and great company-we would recommend any tour that he is guiding.