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On the edge of Chiang Mai toward Doi Suthep is a temple called Wat Umong, or Tunnel Temple. Primally built soon after the founding of Chiang Mai in 1297, the temple used to be a forest monastery removed from town, but the town has grown to meet it.
What makes it stand out from the others, aside from being surrounded by trees, is the series of tunnels found under the complexes chedi (stupa). Inside, you never know what you may see…