Wat Tham Pha Plong - The Lost Temple In Chung Dao Jungle

If you have time, go to the small temple of Wat Tham Pha Plong, located on a mountain in the jungle, not far from Chiang Dao Caves. Follow the link post with all the information to visitthese places, read. It is advisable to look at the temple in the morning, it is especially good there: no one is there, the forest is about to wake up, cool and fresh. True, if you go there in the morning, you will have to spend the night in Chiang Dao in a guesthouse. Although "it is necessary" it is said loudly, as part of a trip to the north of Thailand, it is even convenient. I was just spending the night in Chiang Dao.

Wat tham pha plong

Personally, I liked not even the temple itself and the view fromhim and the way to him. You go up the stairs, and you are surrounded by sanitized jungle. And the silence is such that it fascinates ... Only the birds sing. For them, by the way, ornithologists come here, saw one on the way, like a mad professor ran with a tape recorder and a DSLR with a telephoto.

A beautiful alley leads to the temple

A beautiful alley leads to the temple

Parking in front of the temple

Parking in front of the temple

Start climbing uphill

Start climbing uphill

Motivational signs

Motivational signs

On the road, rocks and jungle

On the road, rocks and jungle

Actually, the temple itself Wat Tham Pha Plong

Actually, the temple itself Wat Tham Pha Plong

Gazebo for relaxing on the way

Gazebo for relaxing on the way

Smiling frog visitors

Smiling frog visitors

The feeling of being in some kind of reserved andlost corner. I do not argue, maybe this is just my impression, and the temple is rather ordinary, but I am writing as it is. For some reason I remembered how long I had been working in the office and driving through Moscow traffic jams to work. But this is not to the fact that it was bad, but to the fact that in this bustle you forget to live and pay attention to ordinary things, you do not appreciate the current moment. It would seem that Thailand, summer, everything is fine, that is, there are so many reasons for happiness, but you concentrate on completely different things. It seems to be familiar truths, but anyway, once again I catch myself on it.

From the top platform with a stupa overlooking the nearest mountains. Views are better, but to sit there thinking is very good, the atmosphere has ...

Wat tham pha plong

Wat tham pha plong

From a height overlooking the mountains around

From a height overlooking the mountains around

Playground at the top

Playground at the top

Around only mountains and fog

Around only mountains and fog

The temple is located inside the rock and covered with an artificial roof.

The temple is located inside the rock and covered with an artificial roof.

It probably rains often

It probably rains often

On the map

Focusing on the label on the map, you can easily findthis temple. It is necessary to go to the end of the road, without turning anywhere, and you will be rested in the parking lot. The temple itself is not visible from the site itself, and there are no signs either, but in principle it will be clear that this is it.

Chiang Dao District

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