Pha Plong is at the end of the road that goes past the caves, Malee's
and Chiang Dao Nest. It is half way up the side of the mountain
in a small cave surrounded by forest, with over 500 steps to the
top. It has some great views, and due to it's location is completely
peaceful. It is possible to do meditation
here. Some of the monks speak very good English and can arrange
for you to spend the night at the temple. Don't expect too much
sleep though, as they wake up at 3.00am for teaching.
As well as being a very beautiful place the temple has importance
as the last teaching place of a highly revered and respected monk.
Looang Boo Sim Buddhacaro spent over ten years teaching Buddhism
at Wat Tham Pha Plong. More info can be found at Simply
So - Dhamma Teachings of Looang Boo Sim Buddhacaro.