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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  • There are several places to collect a long stick to keep the dogs from biting you. Just remember to put the sticks back for the next person. The view from the top is very nice and worth the short walk...  more »
  • Have visited the meditation retreat here in February 2019. You should know the following if you want to take part in the 10-day retreat here:-it is not a Vipassana but Anapanasati! The information on the homepage is from the previous operator and outdated. -our retreat was led by a volunteer who was unaware of his responsibilities until shortly before the beginning. Except for him and the Möch, no one in the organization helped. Far too few staff, no real care. The volunteer left the center immediately after the end. It is open who will lead the retreat in March 2019. -no yoga teacher available. In our retreat, a student then helped out and showed us a few exercises. -the donations were collected right at the beginning. After that, the boss had disappeared and didn't show up either. -a retreat in Silence is only possible if everyone adheres to the silence. Both the monk and some participants did not comply. Also, some participants kept their smartphones. Because of the lack of staff, no one noticed that either. If you want to visit the retreat despite the review, give the donation at the end. So you can donate the corresponding sum depending on your satisfaction. For comparison, in Suan Mokkh you can spend about 60 euros for 10 days.
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  • Magical place of meditation in the jungle. If you visit, respect the vows of silence... And watch out for the brown dog!
  • Watch out for the Spanish guy,,, , chris ? He like to shock people by grabbiong them when they are in deep states of meditation !
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