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Wat Tham Pha Plong

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Address: Chiang Dao, Thailand

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nice place

small temple good location good wording on the way to the temple good environment good for refreshing brain 552 steps for you walk up clean restroom good the mountain... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Andy-Chaiyawee J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

small temple good location good wording on the way to the temple good environment good for refreshing brain 552 steps for you walk up clean restroom good the mountain view beautiful temple

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Thank Andy-Chaiyawee J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

The Wat Than Pha Plong temple is a very special atmosphere place with a quiet environment. Ideal for thinking and meditation.

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Thank Olivier L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

The temple is gorgeous, and the walk to get there is long (510) is worth it. We went with a guide and he was very helpful and insightful. Finally, make sure you dress appropriately. No tank tops or short shorts. They will give you something to wear if you forget.

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Thank Alexandra H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Yes the the Wat is great, the way up theea (500) stairs with all the Dharma teachings too. The real gem is arriving here before 8 to witness the local villagers offering food for the monks. After prayer and the monks picking out their food, you help with carrying the food to the communual kitchen. Once done, you are invited... More 

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Ko Samui, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

This could easily be the world's capital of tranquility. Really nice chilled out walk for an hour or so. There are hardly any visitors, we only bumped into a dozen monks sweeping the stair and a big Thai family on the way back. The jungle view from the top was mesmerizing. I enjoyed this place much more than the famous... More 

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Thank Vitaly-Ivanov-Tomsk
Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Beautiful walk up 510 steps to a simple temple at the top. Not too strenuous and with lovely forest views on route. Views are actually better on the ascent and descent than from the top. Very peaceful only saw four other tourists on our trek. Went at 0900 hrs before it got too hot (October). Free water at the top.

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Thank SweyneBoy
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

The 500 steps isn't as hard as it sounds. You'll be a little sweaty by the end, but it's worth it. Doi Suthep was a harder climb.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

500 steps to the summit (not all up hill) to lovely forest views. Very quiet with very few visitors.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

One of the more beautiful temple settings high up in the mountains. Be prepared to walk a lot of steps, but the views are worth it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

We went in the early morning - there were very few people so it felt like we had the trail all to ourselves. Very lush, plenty of shade, lots of steps, so do bring water. Great views from the top!

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