Wat Khao Tham
Elevated Buddhist temple, meditation center, silent retreats & panoramic view.
Wat Khao Tham (Mountain Cave Temple) is an International Meditation Center, developed by a Thai Buddhist nun for over 50 years, to provide a place for International travelers to practice Buddhist Meditation. Also day visits are allowed.
However is it still a very peaceful and isolated location, on the top of a big hill. The grounds have some stunning viewpoints with views of the South as far as Koh Samui on a clear day.
Location – Ban Tai, South Koh Phangan
Getting there – From Ban Tai, follow the sign turning down a side road from the main one. Follow the tarmac road up the steep hill by still manageable on a bike for 5 minutes.
Tip – It is amongst the jungle and dense overgrowth so bring mosquito spray otherwise you will be eaten alive! Beware for the brown dog which is known for attacking tourists from behind.
Opening hours – Open in the daylight hours
Website – https://www.watkowtahm.org/