Photo: Wat Jong Kham, Mae Hong Son.

Tham Wua Forest Monastery

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Located just off the main highway some 20 kilometres before Mae Hong Son is the forest temple Wat Tham Wua, whose Vipassana meditation retreats are very popular with foreign visitors.


Photo of Tham Wua Forest Monastery

There is an English-speaking abbot and stays are payable by donation only, which ought to include costs for your simple lodging, food, instruction plus of course a bit extra.

It’s a lovely setting in gardens but the wat itself isn’t really worth visiting unless you’re interested in taking part in one of the retreats.


Tham Wua Forest Monastery
Off the Mae Hong Son-Pai highway, Mae Suya district, Mae Hong Son

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