Wat Tham Pha Plong

In the northern city of Chiang Dao and sitting half way up the side of a mountain in a small cave is Wat Tham Pha Plong. The temple is surrounded by forest and is a very peaceful place to visit. To get to the temple you have to walk up 500 steps, from here you can see some spectacular views of the forest below. 

The monks that live in the temple allow people to stay here and carry out meditation classes, teaching however commences at 3.00am. The temple was the last place that the revered monk Looang Boo Sim Buddhacaro taught at.