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Tham Wua Forest Monastery

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Located just off the main highway, some 35 kms east of Mae Hong Son on the road to Sopong, and set in extensive parkland, is the forest temple and Vipassana meditation centre, Wat Tham Wua.

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Meditation courses led by the English speaking abbot and assisted by foreign and local volunteers are a popular draw for overseas visitors. Individual accommodation is provided in smart bungalows and they claim no prior booking is necessary. There are no set course fees and payment is by donation only which ought to at least cover lodging and food. Judging by the spacious, manicured lawns and park—somewhere between botanical gardens and golf course—and the proliferation of new constructions we’d say donations ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 200 words.)


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