Phraya Nakhon Cave, Sam Roi Yot

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Explore the naturally illuminated caverns of Phraya Nakhon Cave. Rays of sun flowing in from openings at the roof light up the two caverns, making it a something of a surreal spot for pictures. Notice the natural stone bridges above the openings, which the wildlife use to scurry across overhead. The second cavern is famous for the Kuha Karuhas pavilion, originally built during King Rama V's reign in the 19th century. At certain times of day, the sunlight directly showers the altar, creating a mystical ambience. Arrange your visit to Phraya Nakhon Cave and discover more family-friendly attractions in Sam Roi Yot using our Sam Roi Yot trip itinerary site .
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  • Go on the road as early as possible. Trek good shoes (not like we on slippers) it is quite a climb over the first mountain, after which you on the beach. Then turn right into the forest, and then starts the real ascent only. At times it is quite heavy, but continues. If you are on top of this mountain, you go again down a cave in. In the cave to the left and then to the great "room" with the temple. If you're on time left is most likely that the sun still shines the temple. We arrived just a quarter of an hour late, but the sight was not any less. What a great beautiful place. All in all an experience despite the fact that you've had the feeling that a number of times you demolished was.
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  • I visited Phraya Nakhorn cave with my family as a part of our New Year travel. I am extremely happy I chose this place. Be sure to catch a glimpse of the fishing village just outside the entrance of t...  more »
  • Magic there is places like this that transports us into another dimension a jungle in the center of the Earth and a small royal Pavilion that prompts us to contemplation.
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  • This is an experience you can't miss out on! It really was beautiful. It is hard to get to but so worth it. Bring bathing clothes because as you go back you can cool off in the water on the beautiful secret beach. Go early as the sun hits the right spot around 10.30 / 11.00 am and it's less crowded. Bring water and some light snack and you'll be fine, just take your time. I saw people bringing small kids so it's not that hard (but yes, you will sweat).
  • Shoes and water is definitely a must here. You can consider getting the tour guide if you feel like you would want to support the community. But otherwise, it's not necessary. Can take the boat to the beach and climb from there. The climb is about 400m high and it can get pretty tiring. Worth a visit.
  • What an amazing place! If you want to experience Thailands nature and culture all in one, then this is worth your time! You start of by climbing about 200 meters of stone stairs up the mountain on this very beautiful terrain covered by trees, so you are shaded all the way. Halfway up there is a nice viewpoint. After the ascend there is a 130 meter descend and you enter the cave. An amazing site unlike anything I had ever seen before! The whole area is full of stories, look-alike stone formations and Buddhist shrines. One thing you need to know about this is that you will need to have a lot of water with you and don't have weak legs! I was totally soaked in sweat but it was worth it!
  • Went to Phraya Nakhon Cave at 8:30 am and were among the first in the cave. We hiked all the way from the gate (you can take a long tail boat instead of hiking over the hill to get to the beach). Then you have 430 meters to go, much of it vertical. If you are quiet you will see Dusky Langurs (monkeys). The caves are magnificent and the little temple is highlighted by the sun for about an hour at certain times of the year. Admission is 200 baht. Guides are offered at the gate and charge 400 baht. They could learn and share so much more about the area. Our guide offered little more insight than was already available in English on interpretive signs. However it is good to support the guides. Well worth the sweaty hike up the trail!
  • Very nice cave that is worth the swet to get there. The cave just looks amazing and beautiful when your inside. When you want the sun to shine at the ground be there around 11 to 12. But even without its very nice, but be aware of the bugs, there are a lot and wearing long Clothes is a wise Thing to do

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