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Visit Wat Tham Yai Prik (Koh Sichang)

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Thai name : วัดถ้ำยายปริก
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Located next to the big yellow Buddha, the temple of Wat Tham Yai Prik was first, in 1970, a single house in a limestone cave. Then over the years it has grown while its meditation teacher got famous throughout the country. Today, Wat Tham Yai Prik hosts more than 40 monks and nuns. Built around a network of caves which are great places for meditation, it houses pictures of corpses in various states of decomposition. The goal is that by the contemplation of death, you understand the nature of existence . The temple also offers from its chedi at the top, a beautiful view of the surroundings.

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Practical information about Wat Tham Yai Prik

No Accommodation fee
The nuns often offer to be your guide.
It is possible to do meditation retreats (Tel: 038 216 104).

How to get to Wat Tham Yai Prik ?

In Koh Sichang, we generally get around by rental scooter (respect Thai legislation on driving bikes to avoid trouble) or by using local tuk-tuks which are easily to find near the pier.
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Rules to respect when visiting a temple

Wat Tham Yai Prik is a temple and when you visit a temple in Thailand there are some rules to know and follow :

  • Dress properly (knees and shoulders should be covered)
  • Take off your shoes when entering the buildings
  • Be quiet
  • Don't hug or kiss
  • Don't point your feet to Buddha's image
  • Don't smoke

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