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“Now just a gimmick” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Pranang Cave

Pranang Cave
Tambon Ao Nang, Ao Nang, Krabi Town, Thailand
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Ranked #4 of 12 Attractions in Ao Nang
4.0 of 5 stars 213 Reviews
Type: Cultural
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Sydney, Australia
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“Now just a gimmick”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Since my last visit to this beach they have added an extra cave.
The original was for fisherman and now I have no idea who is maintaining it as it is neither Buddhist nor Muslim as is the local population.
I was rock climbing with the kids next to the new cave and it was just a gimmick for western girls to pose with a bunch of phalluses.
The original cave was for fertility offerings.
The beach itself isn't as good as it used to be with a lot more boat traffic and sewer foam in the water near the cave.
Great spot to rock climb or learn to rock climb in the morning as it is in the shade until about1 in the afternoon.

Visited January 2014
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“Great Cave Lots of Fun !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Great Cave Lots of Fun !
the ladder climbs are cool !
great hikes and climbs nice beach great views !

Visited March 2013
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“Phranang Cave and the cave arete”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

This cave is very cool, it's not for the vertically challenged or families with kids. You can hike up from the beach though the trees to see the cave, but to go in you will have to climb a very tall bamboo ladder and be good on your feet. It's a great cave that will go all the way through to the Railay side - which provides a magnificent view of Railay and Tonsai beach. If you have gear to rappel, you can do so from the anchors on this side. THis will get you to the climbing on that wall facing Railay.

We climbed the cave arete, and it is hands down one of the top ten routes I have ever climbed.

Visited April 2013
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“Worth seeing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Best viewed early doors before the crowds start arriving, we walked from West Railay Beach to Pranang Beach, the beginning of walk isn't the best but the last part is quite enthralling walking beneath overhanging rock formations and stalactites. Well worth the effort.

Visited December 2013
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Chennai (Madras), India
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“Nothing much”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

The rock formation is fantastic. The crowd and the cave itself don't merit much. I would recommend this for not more than an hour and only if you have a lot of time otherwise

Visited December 2013
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