Wat Pha Lat - The Monk's Trail
ElevationAscent: 562' 171 m
Descent: -561' -171 m
High: 2,001' 610 m
Low: 1,458' 444 m
GradeAvg Grade: 12% (7°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)
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“A unique trail to an amazing jungle temple.”— John Maurizi
The trail starts between two green signs. Follow the trail as it starts uphill. It is easy to follow. Avoid any faint side trails you come across. The main trail is very defined. Some of these faint side trails will also have some Monk robes tied to trees. You'll know you are on the correct trail because the park service installed some interpretive signs along the way. The further up the trail you go, the more robes you'll see.
After about .8 miles, you emerge to see Wat Pha Lat and the white Naga staircase. The path here is lined with Buddha statues and between the temple and trail is a swift but shallow stream. The sound of the rushing water and temple is a great experience. Take time to explore the temple and grounds. There many different Buddha Statues. You may see some Monks who take care of the temple.
After exploring the grounds, return the way you came for a two mile round-trip hike (excluding exploring the temple grounds).
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Land Manager: Thai National Parks Service