Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Wat Umong


Wat Umong
Originally uploaded by buckyreed.
Wat Umong was the coolest of the temples I've visited so far. The atmosphere was neat because it was in the jungle outside of Chiang Mai, they had a prayer and sermon playing continuously over a PA system throughout compound, and much of the Wat consists of underground tunnels! These were built for a monk who was clairvoyant. The tunnels snake through the hillside and end in little shrines or deadend with blank walls. It was really creepy walking around underneath the jungle floor!

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