Wat Umong Suan Phuthatham
Wat Umong, also known as the Tunnel Temple, is a unique Buddhist temple in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Located in the tranquil forest, this 13th-century temple offers a serene atmosphere and a rich heritage dating back to the 13th century. Known as the “Temple of the tunnels and Buddha Dhamma garden,” it is renowned for its underground tunnels and ancient stupa, providing a welcome change from the popular tourist sites in the area.
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Buddha images damaged.
Buddha images scattered along the trail, some damaged, are scattered between trees, originating from various temples, with some having only the head.
Buddha statues, old and broken, were recovered after a long period of neglect in a temple.
Broken Buddha statues.
Big Lanna Chedi at Wat umong or Tunnel temple
A large circular bell-shaped chedi, resembling the Lanna style, features a thin fasting Buddha in the ascetic style, surrounded by a black image.
Big bell shaped Lanna Chedi
Ashoka pillar at Wat umong or Tunnel temple
Temple grounds display an Ashoka pillar from 13th century, adorned with four lions and a Dhamma wheel, showcasing the temple’s history and significance.
Ashoka, an Indian King in the 3rd century BC, sent monks to spread Buddhism across South and Southeast Asia, reaching Europe. He erected numerous inscribed pillars, some of which still exist, detailing the spread of Buddhism.
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