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Exploring Wat Umong

Located a bit off the beaten track you will find Wat Umong. The halls of this temple are actually tunnels which crisscross an artificial mound. The tales say that this temple was built for a highly revered monk who was so in touch with the Buddha that he was a little out of touch with everything else and had a habit of wandering off. The temple grounds are heavily forested, owing partially to the temple's long period of abandonment.

Accommodation near Wat Umong

As the second largest city in Thailand, second only to Bangkok, Chiang Mai also has a lot to offer in terms of accommodation. Recommended accommodation include the Umongthong Inn , Baan Aom Sin and Sinthana Resort Chiangmai.

Sightseeing near Wat Umong

- Royal Flora Ratchaphruek National Park

This is Chiang Mai's International Horticultural Exposition and serves as Southeast Asia’s biggest horticultural exposition. Many nations representing each of the continents showcase in a massive exhibition of flowers and plants. One of the most prominent features of the exposition is the Royal Pavilion. Constructed in the exquisite Lanna architectural style, showcasing HM the King’s activities as one of the foremost agriculturalists in the world. More than 8,000 plant and flower species will be showcased here, all displayed in various themes.

- Chiang Mai Night Safari

If you want even more animal action then try the Chiang Mai Night Safari. At the world’s third largest nocturnal zoo you can jump on a tram for a two hour tour in English. The area is divided into three zones; the savannah safari zone with wildebeest, giraffes, zebras and the infamous rare white rhinoceroses which roam around right next to the cart. The second is the predator prowl zone which has lions, tigers and crocodiles. In the jaguar trial zone you walk around the Swan Lake in search of the big cats like white tigers, jaguars and clouded leopards.

Transportation near Wat Umong

Getting around by public transport involves just two options – tuk-tuks and the red, converted truck songthaews serving as the city’s buses. Both can be hired on the street, but tuk-tuks are the preferred, if more pricey option as drivers take visitors directly to their destination. To make sure you get where you need to via a songthaew, it’s useful to speak basic Thai.

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