Tham Phu Wa Temple
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pae_Suphaporn
Kamphaeng Saen, Thailand2 contributions
Feb 2021 • Family
The temple is a beautiful applied Khmer art. It is a forest temple in the midst. The hug of the mountain has a shady atmosphere. Quiet, suitable for introspection and peace of mind. Originally, this temple had a cave as a chapel. but has now been Restored to be beautiful and magnificent by building a sandstone chapel with delicate carvings around the chapel covering the cave When walking into the Ubosot, you will reach the entrance to the cave, which has beautiful natural stalagmites and stalactites with a chimney inside the cave to let the light shine down. There are many Buddha images. including the Buddha's relics brought from the Union of Myanmar to be enshrined for tourists worship There is a Buddha image in meditation posture. enshrined as the president Near the ubosot there is also a large Buddha image to make. Buddhists also worshiped.
Written January 10, 2022
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mrwalarn
Melbourne, Australia22 contributions
Aug 2019
Its not to far from the others worth a look lots of history there you can read on the placards on every building
Written September 2, 2019
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WorldGlutton
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia20,428 contributions
Sep 2018 • Friends
Upon arrival, as we came down from our tour bus, we were attracted by the large stone Buddha Statue that sit by the side of the open space carpark.
As we walked further, a timber shed flanked by some wooden Buddha statues exude to us a feeling of tranquility and peace.

Entry into the temple building is free. Inside the temple, behind the façade is the first altar. From here, as we moved on down the stairs, are 2 huge nicely lit caves complete with stalagmites and stalactites accompanied by many statues of Buddha. The lighting is warm and cozy and conjure up a serene ambience inside the caves.

This temple in the cave is clean, well organized with zones for visitors to explore around , making offerings and supplications with lighting candles , self meditating and praying . It has good clean toilet facilities surrounded by plenty of statues in the foreground. It is peaceful and quiet, great escape too to take a rest under the Pagoda from the sunny weather .

Whether you are religious or not, making a visit here is a spiritual and worthwhile experience. Do not miss it in Kanchanaburi !!!!
Written November 1, 2018
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Fern S
Bangkok, Thailand154 contributions
May 2018 • Business
The architecture is beautiful. The area are cleaned and well maintained. Very close to Kanchanaburi City.
Written May 4, 2018
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Red246_13
Narre Warren, Australia27 contributions
Sep 2016 • Friends
I really loved this temple, as I pleasantly surprised because it's a cave. Worth a quick visit, if 1. you like temples and 2. have nothing else to do or 3. your on your way to visit something else. Time spent there would be minimal, but I think well worth the visit
Written September 19, 2016
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574suzy574
Suphan Buri, Thailand12 contributions
Apr 2016 • Family
The main attraction is inside the cave which is cool and a welcome break from the heat outside as it was 44c on the day i visited. It is a bit far out and i havnt seen many visitors on either occasion i visited. i suppose its a bit similar to kao phun cave in Kanchanaburi but while kao phun is narrow inside and not so easy to navigate this 1 is quite open. Our group consisted of young children and elderly but i wouldn't think suitable for disabled. There is an open air shop outside that sells coffee snacks and drinks with a nice but small seated area. The attraction is free but 1 female monk was a little pushy for a donation. Its well worth a visit although of the beaten track
Written April 25, 2016
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Luke D
Hafnarfjordur, Iceland483 contributions
Mar 2016 • Couples
A bit off the beaten track, there weren't any tourists when we visited but it was a really cool little temple. Extends right back into the mountain and they've carved out a whole area for shrines and things! Feels a bit like something out of Tomb Raider. Anyway, worth a look I say!
Written March 10, 2016
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NEMESIS
Rangsit, Thailand295 contributions
Its not far also too beautiful place... I enjoy my time there also have small coffee shop there. Not too much people know about it
Written May 7, 2015
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James Owen S
Perth, Australia16 contributions
Sep 2014 • Solo
If you like temples a spectacular specimen some deep history here set in beautiful surroundings a peaceful place to visit
Written November 5, 2014
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VivaHawaii
Honolulu, HI594 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
Rather average temple, but if you have some free time or have an all day transport rental, go have a look!
Written March 29, 2019
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Tham Phu Wa Temple, Kanchanaburi

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