TOW DTUM

Tow Dtum is a forest retreat in a very remote corner of the country, near the Burmese border. It takes four hours of serious off-road driving just to get there. The area is one of the few remaining large patches of primeval rain-forest, complete with elephants, tigers and lots and lots of leeches. Tom Stokely and I got a chance to visit for ten days soon after our arrival in Thailand.

A bamboo bridge across the creek. The figure is Tom Stokely. Punnadhammo crossing the bridge
My kuti in Tow Dtum. The covered path for walking meditation near my kuti.
A view from behind the sala. The view from my kuti.
Another view from my kuti. Yet another.
Some of the monks on the steps of the eating hall after the meal. Evening tea break.
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