It is embedded into the forest, perhaps only accessible with the appropriate vehicle. I could go to Kanchanaburi with my car, but I don´t know the most convenient way to go from there to the forest monastery.
A recent WPN Publication, "Forest Path" had a chapter dedicated to Wat Dtao Dam. It seems a group of supporters bring in food regularly which is then cooked by a local workers at the monastery. There is no alms round as there are no villages nearby. The closest village is called Tung Ma Sa Yo. The monks from WPN usually come on tudong to this monastery during the hot season (April?), otherwise just a few monks would be here.
I was worried about my brother Santamano Bhikkhu (Tejas). I heard from him in February and know he is stationed at Wat Dtao Dum with Ajahn Siripanno since February for 1-2 months, before returning to Wat Pah Nana Chat. I was hoping to contact him and was wondering if you knew of any way to contact him?
Miss Siddhi Joshi PhD Student National University of Ireland, Galway
The access to this place is not easy and takes several hours with off-road vehicle only, in the rainy season sometimes very difficult. They have a satellite phone but it is only used for important phone calls and emergencies.