Wat Pah Nanachat

Wat Pah Nanachat, Ubon Ratchathani

Wat Pah Nanachat
4.5
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Axe_originaru
Bangkok, Thailand220 contributions
Nov 2019 • Solo
This is not a tourist place directly .But it is a place to practice Dharma. Please compile, respect and follow the rules. Very peaceful and relaxing place with big trees.
Written November 24, 2019
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Ann_anncy
Bangkok, Thailand413 contributions
Jul 2019 • Solo
The place is very peaceful and cozy. Many big trees make it cool and pleasant. The temple have meditation service where the pilgrims need to apply for.

Nice place to recharge yourself from busy daily life.
Written July 1, 2019
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Aye Aye
8 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
Words can not describe the atmosphere this hermitage offers. The path through the green paddy fields, the quiet gate, the earth, the mysterious-looking vines and trees and the shade underneath them, instantly attract an on-looker to seek more behind all of them, especially into one's own heart. In my case, I thought I could joyfully go visit such a lovely place every morning, help prepare their only meal for the day with other volunteers and faithful villagers living near by. You wouldn't even care about making merits. The mind stops on its own all kinds of calculating and making choices. You wouldn't want merits or whatever terms people would call the opportunities to do good. All that forces us to label this or that stops. I thought that it was just a place I have been to in my previous lives. It took me by surprise.
My husband and I
visited it two mornings in a row. It was like being pushed abruptly into the forest pool for a few secs by an unseen yet gentle magical hand. There is so much of realness and naturalness in this experience. Back in US now, I recall that experience every day and contemplate. Who knows I had such a great fortune to be able to see Wat Pha Na Na Chat and Wat nong Pha Pong ?
Written July 6, 2018
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Erlend N
Sandnessjoen, Norway69 contributions
Jun 2018
Good place to visit as a guest over several days. Recommended for devout Buddhists who wants to meditate and fight the kilesas. Not a tourist temple.
Written June 23, 2018
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Metchawin
Nakhon Pathom, Thailand26 contributions
Oct 2017 • Solo
Situated on the outskirt of the city, about 20 mins from the city, the temple is very quiet and peaceful. It is not a tourist place, but it is for the one wanting to experience with monks from different countries. People can stay there for a while to practice meditation with the monk, but you have to write a letter informing when and while you want to stay there since there are many foreigners all years rounds desiring to stay there practicing meditation, and you have to get the confirmation from the temple to stay there, but if you want to go there offering food to monks in the morning, you can go there at 6 am - 9 am every day.
Written April 2, 2018
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curlylekan
Rotterdam, The Netherlands143 contributions
Sep 2017 • Solo
This is a must go to for any foreigner if you are interested in Theravada style Buddhism (The type practiced in Thailand.) It is a monastery made in Thailand created specifically for westerners. If you are interested more in this, the monastery lets foreigners stay there for as long as they want (a few days, a few weeks, a few months or longer. With this being said, you live the life of a monk for the amount of time that you are there. The temple area is very nice too, it is in the woods and the monastery is built this way, encircled by the woods. Again, you do live like the monks, studying their style of Buddhism, so if you go there, please respect this, even if you disagree with the teachings
Written October 29, 2017
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ASEAN-fan
London, UK930 contributions
Aug 2017 • Family
Well worth a visit. Several buildings on site but the one I found of most interest was a modern pyramid temple shrine in the forrest.
Written August 7, 2017
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Craig L
Toowoomba, Australia145 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
This temple is not like most other thai temples full of gold colours and vibrant colours here the forest completely surround the bulidings and the buildings in turn complement the forest very well. The temple is a bit hard to find as the road leading in of the main road is jusy like a road running between houses so keep an eye out for it. I found this to be one of my favourite temples.
Written June 13, 2017
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Kanjoo
Rahim Yar Khan, Punjab, Pakistan30 contributions
Jul 2016 • Solo
Since 2012 to date I have stayed at different temples in Thailand and Laos, one of them is Wat Pah Nanachat, being my first ever direct experience with Buddhism, it left a strong impression on my mind; how tidy and disciplined the Thai forest traditions are, this is by far the most ideal place if one is looking for peaceful and quiet place for retreats. Before arriving in Wat Pah Nanachat, I had never heard just the word 'meditation' and 2 weeks later I found a path which I was wandering to search since forever. Staying at WPN was best ever thing happened to me in my life.
Written May 11, 2017
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IvoryBromp
Singapore13 contributions
Jul 2016 • Couples
Wat Pah Nanachat is one of the places which we will always visit when we go to Ubon Ratchathani.

It is always quiet, calm and peaceful.

Preferably, arrive early in the morning before 7am if you would like to offer food to the monks. You can bring cooked food, packet drinks, biscuits, bread, etc and stay at the entrance and follow the local people in offering the food to the monks as they return from their alms-round. Then, you can proceed to the kitchen. Help, if you would like to, to get the food in order for the meal later. The devotees in the monastery will guide you what help is needed, how to do it, etc. Some of them speak English. You can have a share of the meal after the monks and stay-in guests have taken the food.

After the meal, you can always go to the office and meet the abbot to ask any questions. The abbot is very friendly and speaks good English as the monks here are mostly from the western countries.

If you are keen in staying in the monastery and adhering to the eight precepts (training rules for lay devotees), you can always go to their website for info and write in as early as you can. Usually a stay of 3 days are granted initially.
Written November 10, 2016
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