Phraya Nakhon Cave

Phraya Nakhon Cave, Sam Roi Yot: Address, Phraya Nakhon Cave Reviews: 4.5/5

Phraya Nakhon Cave
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jazsacher
Bangkok, Thailand1,346 contributions
Amazing Experience!
Nov 2021
What an experience to visit the Phraya Nakhon Cave in Sam Roi Yot. What made this experience extra special was the fantastic hike to reach the cave to begin with. We love to hike up mountains and this particular hike did not disappoint. We had to traverse up and down a small mountain to even reach the main mountain which the cave was in. So we had a nice sweat to even begin the main march to the cave. There were considerable people on the main mountain hike but this did not detract from our overall enjoyment of the trek. And once inside all I can say is Wow!! I've seen temples in a cave before but not like this with the sun beaming down on the temple. It was a spiritual experience visiting this awesome site and would recommend this experience for everyone.
Written November 29, 2021
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r2thebizel
Pattaya, Thailand91 contributions
Possibly the Most Beautiful Place in Thailand
Oct 2021 • Solo
Possibly the most profoundly beautiful place I’ve ever been.

200THB for a foreigner to enter. Depending on your fitness level, if you don’t take the boat, there is a moderate 20 - 30 minute hike along the mountain edge with some stunning beach, forest and gulf views.

There is then a brief walk through some small woods and a restaurant before the hike up to the cave itself begins.

That hike is again, moderate, around 30 - 45 minutes (2KM total distance from start to cave). In my opinion, it is absolutely worth every step for the unique nature of the cave, the collapsed roof in parts throwing sunlight into the huge space and bringing life in the most unexpected places. The temple itself is one of the few times I’ve experienced such a place that is better than any photo or video can portray. Has to be experienced to be believed and if you’re in to it, meditation here is next level.
Written October 20, 2021
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Simis29
Bangkok, Thailand300 contributions
Tiring but fun
Mar 2021 • Family
Took boat but still had to climb..mountanious uneven steps..but reaching inside the cave is so wonderful..then again same way back was too tiring though..
Written April 8, 2021
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Bonnie Z
Bangkok, Thailand137 contributions
The Facts (as I see them) about hiking to the Cave
Nov 2020
We went to Phraya Nakhon Cave today and loved it! We only had a short window of time in the morning as we needed to get back to our hotel by noon to check-out so we scoured all these reviews for information on how long it would take.... there were many contradictory reports. In the end, we moved at a brisk pace and due to low numbers of tourists/Covid, only had to wait for others to pass a couple of times. with a lot of people, that would be very different. It took us 1 hour there, 20 minutes to enjoy the center of the cave and 45 minutes to come back.

Here is the situation as we saw it doing the entire hike on foot, no boat:

1) You hike up and then down to the beach (30 minutes) and then up and then down to the cave (30 Minutes)

2) There are steps most of the way up and down, They are often made of rocks and uneven. Wear PE shoes. People in flip flops or sandals will struggle. Some of the rocks are very smooth and can be slippery. If it has been raining, it could be VERY slippery. The ground was dry and we had proper footwear.

3) Carry water. The hike is thirsty work. It is very steep going up and down.

4) I am a 60 year old woman in reasonably good shape and I was able to do it no problem, but I did stop at the view points to catch my breath. I was panting. Small children would struggle as would anyone not sure footed or in the wrong footwear.

5) The cave is lovely regardless but you really want to be there between 9:30 and 11:00 to see the light beaming down on the temple. That is magical.

6) If you think you are going to struggle with the hike, then take the boat as that cuts of 1/3 of the walking. But the hardest walk is really the last part. If you are capable of hiking, just do the hike. Lovely views.

7) the entrance fee allows you access to other National parks/caves in the area for the rest of the day.
Written November 15, 2020
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Wayne
Bangkok, Thailand55 contributions
Nice half day trip
Aug 2020 • Family
This is a fun, if not slightly difficult trek to see a temple in a natural cave. A 400 baht boat ride saves a long trek if you prefer. Foreigners pay 4x more than Thai, something I personally don't agree with as I work and pay tax here. But for 200 baht I wanted to see what it was like. Its 430 meters up a steep incline to the cave, however we say monkeys through the trees which was a lovely distraction. Caves look amazing on a sunny morning with a beam of light piercing through. Worth a visit even if only once. Was disappointed that after paying a boat ride and walking through mud flats to return, there was nowhere to wash my feet unless you paid... A bit cheeky after paying for the boat in the first place.
Written August 5, 2020
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Stein Gunnar Strand
Hua Hin, Thailand41 contributions
Bicycle trip
Jul 2020
Terrible place that make all white peoples pay exactly 5 times as much as local people.
I show papers that I work, live and pay tax in Thailand, but no use.

This is not the only place who do this, but is stupid and should not be like this in modern time.
It is not big money, but every one should stop accepting this behavior.
Written July 12, 2020
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Dale S
12 contributions
If you are in Sam Roi Yot, don't miss this
Jan 2020
If you are in Sam Roi Yot or nearby (40 minutes) Hua Hin, you won't want to miss this spectacular pavilion set within a limestone cave. You may either take a boat or walk overland, and be advised it is a somewhat strenuous hike to the top of the cave, but well worth it. I would suggest arriving before 11 for the best light.
Written March 5, 2020
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Frances J
12 contributions
Incredible!
Feb 2020 • Couples
This is a must see attraction, truly amazing. The hike can be quite demanding but it is worth every minute. Great value for money and the boat rides are magical.
Written March 4, 2020
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Traveller_Fin_10
Finland179 contributions
Very beautiful cave
Feb 2020
We walked to the cave. It was doable with kids, but would not recommend if you have small kids or otherwise you're not capable of doing some slightly challenging hiking.
The cave was very beautiful, we loved it. Go in the morning as the light is (or at least was ) perfect in mid-February.
Written February 25, 2020
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Thomas W
12 contributions
Feed cave dog!
Feb 2020 • Couples
We stayed in Hua Hin centrally and hired a driver for 1500 for the day to get here. Chose to do the hike instead of taking the boat, was well worth it. Views on the hike are fantastic of the sea and beaches. Even if you do take the boat to get to the cave is a 400m hike up a difficult terrain. This takes serious effort, do not underestimate the difficulty. Take plenty of water and wear walking shoes.

When you get to the cave the effort is so worth it! It really is majestic.

There is also a very skinny dog that lives in the caves. We were aware of this and took it some food. Please take some if you can, its a lovely dog but very skinny.

Please don't miss going to the cave unless your are physically not capable of the high difficulty of the hike.
Written February 24, 2020
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