Overlooking a lovely stretch of the Mekong, this vast forest temple is centred on a cliff rising out of the river. The very peaceful temple is respected by Thais because of their reverence for the founding abbot, Ajahn Thet, a disciple of Ajahn Mun Bhuridatto. Several monuments in his honour, including a lifelike wax statue and a glistening chedi (religions monuments) are found around the grounds. Visitors must dress respectfully: no shorts above the knees or sleeveless tops.
The temple is midway between Si Chiangmai and Sangkhom. Sangkhom-bound buses from Nong Khai (50B, 2¼ hours) pass the entrance, and then it's a longish walk to the buildings.