Phraya Nakhon Cave, Sam Roi Yot

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#1 of 13 in Nature in Prachuap Khiri Khan Province
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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  • First of all, be prepared to sweat! We did not take the boat as we specifically wanted to do as much of the walk/climb as possible and enjoyed the views we'd otherwise have missed (see pictures). If y...  more »
  • I absolutely love the hike to Phraya Nakhon Cave. A lot of people skip the first part of the hike and take a boat over to the beach but I opted for the full experience of both hikes. The first hike is...  more »
  • For active people the hike in is probably around 30 minutes but I would guess that most people average around 1 hour. The trail is rocky and steep but most people can make it if they give themselves e...  more »
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  • Wow. Firstly you need to trek over the hill or shorten it in a quick boat ride around the peninsula. Then the cave is about a 30-40 minute climb up hill (steps are uneven and are posted as being slippery). Then a steep descent down more steps to the cave. A moderate level of fitness is required as well as water to bring in and shoes (although I did it in thongs). Once you arrive the cavern is bathed in streams of light from above and the pavilion (built by king Rama V) is in the perfect spot for contemplation. A highly recommended experience that will not be forgotten.
  • 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).
  • 1. Wear Hiking Shoes 2. Make sure you have good stamina 3. Bring a Waterproof bag to keep your stuff just in case you decide to "cheat" by cutting the trip half by using a boat... 4. ... or just in case you decide you want to enjoy the sea view by returning to start point/ parking area by boat. 5. Nobody selling stuff along the way, make sure you bring enough water (or even food) just in case you'll need it later (but please do NOT litter!) 6. You might want to bring extra clothes just in case you sweat a lot or you got wet.
  • Well worth the trek up. Be warned though, it’s pretty hard work. I was pleased I did it when I got there though. Remember, the 200baht also gives you access to the entire national park, not just the cave. Was a good day out!
  • 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.

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