Wat Khao Tham

Wat Khao Tham, Ko Pha Ngan

Wat Khao Tham
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LMCNX
Phoenix, AZ146 contributions
Nice view from the top
Jun 2019 • Family
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 from where you must leave your shoes. There were several very large centipedes on the steps, be careful where you step.
Written July 3, 2019
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annayangli
Hong Kong, China11 contributions
The best sunset in Koh phangan
Jun 2018 • Couples
Wat Khao Tam is a great viewpoint in Baan Tai, easily accessible on a moped; as are many of the sunset bars on the Nai Wok hillside. Haad Rin has viewpoints at either side of Haad Rin Nok and on the road out of Haad Rin. But infact there are viewpoints pretty much anywhere on the island, just stop for a minute to appreciate it. And for meditation as well.
Written June 16, 2018
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LucyMUK
England, UK35 contributions
Bizarre but lovely experience!
Mar 2018 • Friends
This temple is clearly not visited by too many tourists, we were told by the one person we saw there people mainly visit whilst on retreats. The temple has a viewpoint and a Buddha footprint all of which were nice. We were the only people there at the time we visited which was very different to our other temple visit experiences. The person we met there was really helpful and informative and helped us to find our way around as we couldn't find the Buddha footprint amd viewpoint. Be aware, there is a sign telling visitors to take a stick with them and look out for the brown dog, we saw the dog and he didn't bother us, however the man we saw did advise that you face the dog at all times when near to it as it attacks from behind. I would recommend visiting this temple if you are close by as our experience there was very unique and we enjoyed it.
Written April 11, 2018
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captainm00nlight
Sydney, Australia4 contributions
Wat Kow Tham needs your help
Mar 2018 • Solo
This forest monastery Wat is a beautiful quiet oasis away from the bustle of Ban Tai and Thongsala, and a great place to see the sunset over southern Koh Phangan. But if you go, PLEASE leave a small donation during your visit. The Wat really needs our help for maintenance, to make repairs, and to keep the place running. Thai people are usually VERY generous when they visit Buddhist Temples. Westerners may not be seeking merit in the same way as locals, but if you've made it to Thailand, you probably have a few baht you can spare, and the lovely folk who run the monastery will be very grateful for your thoughtfulness.
Written March 20, 2018
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prabhavmusaddi89
Bengaluru, India518 contributions
Peaceful
Dec 2017 • Friends
We enjoyed the meditation session here, it was so peaceful and relaxing, excellent views, very green all around.
Written January 30, 2018
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Dex D
4 contributions
Mad dog.
Mar 2017 • Couples
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 best way to manage( Anyway she help to wash it with water Небольшая коричневая собака молча подкралась к моей жене и очень сильно укусила за ногу, много крови. Монахиня сказала - это нормально, читайте там на стене висит бумажка с предупреждением. Если туристы мешают медитации - это не лучший способ( Тем не менее она помогла промыть рану водой
Written March 29, 2017
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Serhius
Moscow, Russia12 contributions
Place with great views which keeps Buddha spirit
Feb 2017 • Friends
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.
Written February 7, 2017
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modamilan
Chaweng, Thailand81 contributions
"Great view of sunset”
Jan 2016 • Family
Great view sunset and place. Very basic meditation center. The elephant trekking was a great fun and feeding them.
Written August 8, 2016
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lauryn6061
31 contributions
Well run meditation course, good food, beautiful scenery
Jun 2016 • Solo
I did the 10-day Vippasana course here. Basic amenities but in working condition (also gives you the experience of how Thais live in the village! pretty authentic!), beautiful scenery at the viewpoint, peaceful atmosphere, and the teacher + volunteers did a great job of running the course. Food was excellent. If anyone is thinking of doing a course here, the teacher Anthony is really good. I left the center feeling balanced, calm and full of love - I was able to face some issues that I was struggling with for the last few years (issues that kept me up brooding at night quite often!) and overall, I feel I am able to handle things much more calmly and with full of forgiveness. Finally, as this center is run based on donations, I'll go ahead and say it - please consider a MINIMUM of THB5000-7000 if you go. Of course, anything less would still be accepted but if you could afford a trip to Thailand, then I think you'd be able to afford that sum. It would be ungracious to deprive the center of resources that it desperately needs.
Written July 6, 2016
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discorocks
london85 contributions
meditation centre , great view of sunset
Dec 2015 • Friends
very basic meditation centre. very very chilled and beautiful. great sunset vista from an out crop of rocks. perhaps 50-60 meteres above sealevel. worth a visit, but be quiet there!!!
Written January 14, 2016
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