Wat Umong is located in Chiang Mai Province, Thailand. It is, of course, one of the eldest temples in Chiang Mai. Do you believe that it is 700 years old already?!
It is widely know among Dhamma practicers. The whole area is surrounded with greenery environment. You will not believe your eyes, but this is real! Most temples you’ve seen are usually built in concrete or on cement floor, but not this one! This one, Wat Umong, as soon as you arrive, you will feel completely different. You will never expect a temple with a bunch of green trees, a cool stream, a fish pond or a natural wooden bridge.
In fact, if you’ve seen the Thai movie ‘Phobia 2 : Part ‘Novice’, you should have seen how a forest monastary is. The novice in the film, Pae, was sent by his mother to be ordained at a forest monastery in some far away suburban area. And the whole monastery is surround with wood area. There are even trees and mountains more than the architectures of the monastery, just like Wat Umong.