Some monasteries and retreats offer free food and board, although donations are always welcome of course! I have heard many westerners pay US$4-6 per day.

Northern Insight Meditation Center: Wat Rampoeng (Tapotaram), Tambol Suthep, Ampur Muang Chiang Mai. Phone: +66- (0) 53 278 620. Fax: +66-53-810 197. Email: Website:

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