With the serene ambience of nature, Wat Ram Poeng reveals touches of exquisite Thai architecture and old pagodas. The temple has been perennially providing insight meditation courses conducted by monks for both Thai citizens and foreigners for long time. Moreover, there is food offering activity starting at 07.30 in the morning on normal days and at 08.00 in the morning on Buddhist holy days.
Wat Ram Poeng (Tapotaram) buildings are closely spaced on the 15-rai (6-acre) grounds, with some trees and grass. The central stupa dates back to the founding of the wat in 1492. The glittering new building serves as the Tripitika Library; it contains collections of the “Three Baskets” of the Theravadan scriptures in Thai, English, Sanskrit, Sri Lankan, Burmese, Mon, Korean, and Chinese languages.
Located 4 km southwest of Chiang Mai, Thailand. Easiest way is by tuk-tuk or bicycle. Or, take city bus #1 or songtaew west 2 km on Suthep Rd. to Phayom Market (also called Suthep), then go south 2 km to the wat (can take tuk-tuk or songtaew). Wat Umong is only 1 km to the northwest.
Wat Ram Poeng (Tapotaram)
Location: 1 Moo 5 Tambon Suthep, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50200 Thailand