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Wat Khao Tham, Ko Pha Ngan

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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. Make Wat Khao Tham a part of your Ko Pha Ngan vacation plans using our Ko Pha Ngan itinerary maker.
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Where to stay in Ko Pha Ngan

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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  • 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 »
  • Come in sunset time if you're around Baan Tai - Wat Khao Tam is a excellent place to visit! Easy road, not far from the main road.  more »
  • Great view sunset and place. Very basic meditation center. The elephant trekking was a great fun and feeding them.  more »