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. To visit Phraya Nakhon Cave and other attractions in Sam Roi Yot, use our Sam Roi Yot trip generator.
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  • This one is not for the faint of heart, but the reward is there in the end. The park with the cave is certainly off the beaten path. We woke up VERY early to drive down from Bangkok, but earlier seems...  more »
  • This trip is an absolute most see. The surroundings, the guides and the walk is great. The Cave is just a wonder. Very beautiful and the Nature is amazing!  more »
  • Located in Sam Roi Yot national park, this beautiful sinkhole cave is just about an hour's drive from Hua Hin & definitely deserves more publicity. Bring hiking shoes & wear shorts. The drive to into ...  more »
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  • As already stated in the other reviews its a hard climb to the cave but certainly worth it. In addition to taking loads of water would recommend. 1) Go early for this gives the best lighting for photo's and avoids the crowds as it's popular. 2) Take the water taxi back but take the trail over the hill from the car park as there are some great view points. The trail up to the cave does not offer this due to tree cover. 3) Bring a change of clothes. You are going to get very sweaty. There are shower rooms at Bang Po Beach costing THB 10.
  • 2 knolls to climb. Can skip the 1st knoll by taking a boat. Not for the weak hearted. The 2nd knoll hike to the cave is tiring. Entrance fee to the cave is 200baht. Boat ride to and fro is 200 baht
  • Everything was great jus that as a solo traveller, people tends to take advantage of me. When I was buying ferry ticket, they say I can't share n need to pay 400 baht. I replied to them saying 100baht share, they refuses to... So in all, I did a bargain for tuk tuk which I paid 1200 baht for a return trip, 400 baht for ferry return trip. 200 baht for national park fee. The trekking to the cave is tiring... near to the cave, the steps r very slippery. Remember to bring AT LEAST half bottle of water.
  • Great day, but the water taxi wasn't running as choppy water. We had a 4 and six year old so was a long way in difficult terrain. They coped very well and was worth the trek. Take plenty of water.
  • Great place to visit if your in the area. Quite a little hike to the cave. Get one of the guides to take you so they will pace you. Well worth the trip.