Timings : 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Entry Fee : No entry fee
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Surrounded by thick jungles and lush vegetation, Wat Tham Pha Plong is a forest temple not far from the Chiang Dao mountains. The striking golden pagoda of the temple standing tall is visible even from a distance. The ascent to the temple is not easy, since it is reached after a hike up some 500 steps. The temple is known for the peaceful vibe and magnificent view it offers.
Featuring a naga staircase through the rocky crevice to Luang Pu Sim's meditation spot amidst the forest, visitors can also witness several Dhamma words of wisdom against the trees. Once at the top, visitors can go through the cave where monks once studied and prayed. There is also a Thai Freedom House located in Wat Tham Pha Plong. Anon-profit and non-government organization for arts and language learning, the mission of this centre is to support minority Thai families and Burmese refugees in the area.