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Reservation Office 

Required documents for the meditation retreat

Your valid passport with a valid visa length.

(Hand in your passport to the reception, and retrieve it after you return your room key. )

Application form to confirm your reservation.

What do I have to bring for the meditation retreat?

A working alarm clock or timer. You must be able to set it to increments of five minutes   

(or borrow the timer from the reservation office). You may use your mobile phone as a timer, have discipline and remember your purpose of visiting. Mobile phones can become a distraction that may prevent you from progressing in the meditation practice.

At least two sets of white clothing (The reservation office lends out white clothes or you may purchase them from the local stores near the parking lot side entrance.​ Bring white bras, white underwear/boxers. Please wash and return the white clothes before leaving. If you failed to wash them before leaving, contribute 40 baht per set to give to the volunteer for extra work to complete. 

For women: Loose, modest, non-transparent white sarong or trousers, a loose white shirt with sleeves and a white ‘sa-bai’ (a white scarf, which is worn over the breast wrapping around the left shoulder). You may borrow a white sabai from the monastery laundry room under the office.

For men: Loose, modest, non-transparent white trousers and a shirt. 

Personal items: (toiletries, a towel, mosquitoe repellent and a water bottle for refilling, tea bag, cocoa powder, supplements, peanut/seeds to complete your meal before 12:00pm.)​.

During the retreat, try to lower your caffeine in-take or stop drinking coffee for a natural effect from the meditation practice.

Reservation procedure:

1. Fill out the application form  with specific date of arrival and departure in the form.

2. Rename the file with your name and submit them through e-mail 

3. The applicants will get a response within 3 days.


Submitting your application form through e-mail to confirm your reservation will help save time and guarantee you a spot on arrival.


If you have not received the confirmation email, please check your spam or junk mail folder.

Arrival procedure

1. Let the staff know that you made a reservation online/ email/whatsapp/web-form.

2. Please arrive by 13:00 to check in with Phra James or Phra Paitoon and our volunteer Khun Jirapha.

3. State your name and hand in your passport

4. The passport will be kept at the office during your stay.

5. Receive your room key.

6. Receive the “Meditator Identification Card” indicated the monk meditation instructor

    (Phra Ajahn)’s name.

7. Walk to your room, unpack and change into white shirt and trouser. 

8. + 15:00 or 15:30; Meet in front of the International Vipassana Office.

    + 16:00; Opening ceremony at Kuthi Hatainares (Ajahn Tong's residence).

    + 16:50; Demonstration on practice methods at Wat Chomtong.

   *The mindful prostration

   *The walking meditation

   *The sitting meditation

9. Next day at 7:00 am; The meditation report begins. Be mindful while you wait patiently as the practice of mindfulness can be anytime, anywhere even in your everyday life.

International Vipassana Office

Contribution to our meditation program

If you choose to stay in an AC (optional) room, please ask for more information.

To maintain our meditation center, the office does not force each individual to contribute. If you wish to support us and help us with electricity bills, food bills, or maintenance expenses.

If you want a dana receipt (Anumodanabat), bring the envelope to the lady staff(Right office) and inform them of your full name and the donated amount.

If any officials/staff coerced you to make a contribution (other than the optional accommodation AC room) or make you feel uneasy about making donations, please file a complaint to the managing director by email at

(Phra Srisilapajarn Dr.)

Vice-Abbot of Wat Phra That Si Chom Thong Worawihan

Traveling  to Wat Chom Tong  

(Wat Phradhatu Sri Chomtong Woravihara, Chomthong (Amphoe), 50160, Chiang Mai):
The monastery is precisely 64.5 km or 40.1 miles away from Tha Phae Gate, if you choose public transportation please leave by 11:30  to arrive by 13:00.

From Chiang Mai city (gate market/Tha Phae gate)

Blue bus

Blue bus from Chiangmai - Hod - Doi tao    fee  40 baht

Schedule:  06.10, 07.00, 07.50, 09.00, 09.50, 10.40, 11.30, 12.20, 13.00, 13.30, 14.00, 14.30 

Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes to 2 hours


Yellow song-taew

Yellow song-taew from Chiang Mai- Chomthong     fee  40 baht

Leaves approximately every 15 to 30 minutes                                                

Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes to 2 hours


Commuter bus

Commuter bus from Chiang Mai (chang pueak bus station) - Hod     fee  140 baht

Schedule: 06.00, 10.00        Booking only (limited seat)                             

Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes   


Chiang Mai Taxi

Airport taxi            fee: 1,000- 1,200 baht.

Anytime (avoid city traffic between 3:30-5:00pm.)                                                   

Duration: 1 hour

Location: CNX International airport or call for pick-up

Travelling from Bangkok, Mochit Bus Station (north bound)

Bus 999 to Chomtong

Tour bus                fee 600-700 baht.

Schedule: 19:30                                                 

Duration: 11 hours and 30 minutes (Parks in front to Wat Chomtong or notify the driver)

Your check-in point at Mochit is on the first floor or third floor (either of them). Please look for the counter of 999 Transport Co. Bus Company or ask at the information desk on the first floor.

Location:  Mochit 2 Bus Terminal (north bound) 

Bus from Wat Chomthong to Bangkok (Mochit bus station)

Bus from Chom Tong to bangkok 17:30pm.

Borkorsor 999 Bus                fee 572 baht.

Schedule: 18:00 ( Arrive before 17:30) They leave before time.                                               

Duration: 11 hours and 30 minutes

Buy your ticket at the mobile phone store (ticket vendor) ---->

200 meters from Wat Chomtong


Ticket booth Chomthong- Bangkok


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Office Hours:
Every day between   

Morning     08:00 to 10:20.

Afternoon  13:00 to 15:00.


Telephone:  05 334-2184 Ext. 11 

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