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ONE DAY BUDDHISM EXPERIENCES – MONK CHAT & MEDITATION – 1 day

08:30 – 16:00 HRS.
Visit Chiang Mai most sacred temple, “Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep” . This temple was built in 1383; see the marvelous golden pagoda, which is containing the holy relics of Lord Buddha. You can enjoy the panoramic view of Chiang Mai City and Ping valley from the summit of Doi Suthep. This is approached on foot by climbing a steep 306 stairway flanked by tremendous mythical Nagas, which symbolize humanity’s progress from earth into nirvana.
Continue to visit the most unique temple in many respects, “Wat Umong”. The temple and its tunnels were built in the late 14th century, built in the foothills of Suthep mountain and is still heavily forested. “Talking trees” have words of wisdom in Thai and English. The wat is famous for its ancient tunnels and large Stupa.
Lunch serve at the local restaurant
Afternoon visit to MCU Buddhist University Chiang Mai Campus at Wat Suan Dok for Buddhism & Thai Culture Chat Session; Proceed to meet the monk who will explain about the Buddhism, Lord Buddha, Buddhist way of life and how to do meditation. The Monk Chat Session gives an opportunity to foreigners to have an interactive communication with Thai monks via talking in formally Buddhism and Thai Culture as well as general topics about Thai ways of living are discussed at the session.
Monk Chat Objectives:
– To provide an opportunity for foreigners to chat with monks informally on general topics
– To provide an opportunity to learn, exchange and discuss the general ideas of Buddhism
– To provide a forum for monks and novices to exchange their ideas with people from different cultures, faiths and ways of life
– To give correct information on Thai Buddhism to you with the friendly atmosphere of Buddhist monks’ smiling.