Also called Wat Ram Poeng, the inside is very quiet, the inside environment is very quiet, here is natural and natural environment, there are many tourists. Foreigners come here to retreat. Basically no tourists go. The real place to practice here, besides monks, there are local Buddhists, very quiet place, close to Suthep Hill.
Nice wooden building temple, suitable for walking meditation, there are many monks and McKee but very noisy due to construction (which they didn't mention in the email), insomniac neighbors, and the location of the temple near the airport. Foreigners may feel welcome, but unfortunately the abbot and his chief monks and priests have only a very common command of English, so the interviews were frustrating. I stayed here for a month, one of the happiest months of my life, full of love and pity, and as you approach the temple, you feel the love and pity in the air. Compared to other centers, this temple is like a luxury resort. I'll be back in a few weeks and a month.
Secluded and BeautifulFounded in 1492 by King Yot Chiang Rai, the ruler of Lanna at the time, on the site where he is supposed to have discovered a buried Buddha relic, Wat Ram Poeng was originally home to the Forest Order of monks. It still evokes that atmosphere, for it is set a little west of the Canal Road, about four km southwest of Chiang Mai, beside a grove of trees. Since 1974 it has become a meditation center, popular with both Thais and foreigners, who dress in white during their temporary residence of ten to thirty days.Wat Ram Poeng has been rebuilt and enlarged since then. The oldest surviving building is the cone-shaped chedi with eight diminishing tiers, erected in the early 16th century. The two viharns (assembly halls) in front feature lavish gilded decorative elements along the roof edges and above the doors and windows and miniature golden trees in front of the entrance.
A good place for meditation...its one of the best in chiangmai..its quiet...cool during nov to feb...teachers are friendly n helping..im here meditating now.
Close to Suthep Hill, it is beautiful and quiet and not too touristy for renovation