Wat Marn (วัดม่อน—Doi Saket)

This rustic, little monastery displayed its special beauty about five minutes after we located and then started chatting with the abbot. Not only does he teach his many novices English, but he also teaches them an impressive variety of arts and skills that may prove useful to them in life—for example, metal shaping (for monastery decorations); making hand drums and gongs/bells; making clay bricks for construction projects; and perhaps most impressively, building houses to give to poor families!