Wat Khao Tham, Ko Pha Ngan

Walk through the jungle and meet the elephants around Wat Khao Tham, a Buddhist meditation center perched on a lush hilltop above the sea. While the center itself remains fairly basic, the surroundings feature paths for exploration on foot or elephant trek. If you time your visit right, stay for excellent sunset views. Those interested can inquire about the center's multiday retreats. Use our Ko Pha Ngan trip maker tool to arrange your visit to Wat Khao Tham and other attractions in Ko Pha Ngan.
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  • A small brown dog silently crept up to my wife and very badly bit her leg with big blood. The nun said it ok - read the warning paper on the wall. If toursts disturb their meditation - its not the bes...  more »
  • Excluded from the South Street towards the left hand side. 1 Market Street, moo ban Hai ม่เป็น stopper views learning as a source of Dharma is suitable for all ages to come here. Can see both Thong Sala and ban had the beach and beatiful? Wanted to come and see! "evening sun edge water. People will remember each.
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  • We started from the centre of Rin feet by taking the road that leads to Baan Haan Rin on about 5 kms. Then we took the road to the left which leads to the temple (there is a sign indicating the direction) for 1 km. It climbs but it's in the shade. At the top we get in a high place of meditation where silence reigns. You can visit the temple without problem and see its reclining Buddha. It is a beautiful ballad that allows us to discover a little life of residents along the way.
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Stick to the southern coast for the greatest range of accommodations on Ko Phangan. Reasonably priced beach resorts and backpacker hotels offering basic rooms line the shore and the area surrounding the main ferry dock. The southeastern peninsula also hosts decent options, and generally offers a bit more luxury than the establishments located near the docks. Explore the remoter areas to enjoy resort-style accommodations, offering seclusion and privacy at relatively steep prices.
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