Welcome to

Wat Pa Tam Wua

A beautiful and peaceful Forest Monastery open to everyone.

Important news:


Dear Meditators!

Even if you have a vaccine certificate you need to provide an ATK test (valid for 24 hours) from a hospital or private clinic. We are sorry for any inconvenience.




All visitors prior to coming to the monastery must contact us for room booking and show that they have had 2 doses of vaccines. The health ministry still wants us to limit our visitor’s number and certain provinces are still in RED ZONE. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

1. After you arrive in Thailand, you must wait at least 14 days before coming to stay with us.
For example: if you came to Thailand on July 3, you must wait until at least July 17. We do it for everyone’s safety. Thank you for understanding.

2. As per the new agreement with Mae Hong Son Immigration ALL VISITORS MUST PROVIDE ACTUAL PASSPORT WITH VALID VISA AND DEPARTURE CARD. Fail to do so will deny your access and CAN NOT register you to come and stay with us. (Photos of passport and documents are NOT Acceptable) We are sorry for any inconvenience.  

Feel free to contact us via e-mail: [email protected] or call us at +66 (0)81 031 3326 and we will try to get back to you as soon as we can. 

Wat Pa Tam Wua information team

About Wat Pa Tam Wua

Wat Pa Tam Wua is a Buddhist Forest Monastery located in Northern Thailand. We welcome everyone who would like to learn about Buddhism, do daily spiritual practices and become more mindful, focused and happy human being.

We provide all guests with accommodation, balanced vegan food, bedding and white clothes, all free of charge. Our costs are covered by donations and all the work is done by volunteers. You can join us for 1 day Morning and or Afternoon Meditation class or stay with us to meditate minimum of 3days 2nights to Maximum of 10 days. You are welcome to come and stay at Wat Pa Tam Wua anytime, as we are open 365 days per year. People of all ages are accepted. 

Bookings are not necessary, we gladly accept walk-ins. Please bear in mind that we are a Buddhist Monastery, not a relaxation centre. All our daily spiritual activities are mandatory and by staying with us, you accept the Wat Pa Tam Wua Monastery Rules.

Wat Pa Tam Wua Books

"Walk to be the Knower"

Want to learn more about Buddha, Dharma, Vipassana meditation and our monastery?
Welcome to download the online book written by Phra Anek Thanissarapoti, one of the monks of Wat Pa Tam Wua! This book is a great source of knowledge, it includes:

  • Life of the Buddha
  • What did the Buddha teach
  • Handbook of Vipassana
  • About Wat Tam Wua Forest Monastery

Chanting Book by Wat Pa Tam Wua

In this Chanting Book, first we talk about some of the essentials: Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha.
Then we explain one of the Mindfulness techniques we actively using in our monastery: "Practice Minduflness in bow down three times".
You will also find all the chantings that we practice at Wat Pa Tam Wua every evening. We always chant in three languages: Pali, Thai and English.

Our Educational Videos

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We welcome you at Wat Pa Tam Wua and will gladly answer all your questions!