Wat Marp Jan was founded by Venerable Ajahn Anan Akiñcano. He ordained with Venerable Ajahn Chah in 1976. The temple is located near Khao Yai Da, a reserved forest area adjacent to the National Forest in Rayong. There are usually at least 50 monks (or 80 during Rains Retreat) of more than seven different nationalities. Many lay people visit and attend festivals, talks, and workshops.
Wat Marp Jan is the 73rd Branch Monastery of Wat Nong Pah Pong in Thailand.