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Friday, October 14, 2011

Wat Tham Saeng Phet, Amnat Charoen, Isaan, Thailand 11.10.11

Their are actually two wats here. One at the bottom of the hill. A small lane leads up to the original cave where ajahn Chah stayed. There are now statues memorabilia and the like. Also a rather rickety stairway up to the hilltop. It is best to drive to the top and to Wat Tham Saeng Phet Bon. Ajahn Thoom is the abbot and a lovely man. We had a great visit and a chance to talk about wher everyone spent the Pansaa, who was where doing what and going where. Iwas amazed that ther were only about 7 monks there for the Pansaa, 2 very senior and 5 early to lae middle aged. The small chedid, dedicated to Ajahn Chah holds a lifelike sculpture and many murals. Their is also a small maechee community at the wat. The fire watch tower is still there. Anyhow here is a look around for you. I will be updating an Amnat map soon. as always click on the up arrow in the lower right hand corner of the album to view full screen