Tham Khao Luang Cave
Tham Khao Luang Cave
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Raintree_Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand3,814 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Than Khao Luang is a heavily visited cave, only a short distance from Phra Nakhon Khiri Historical Park (easily combined in a single trip). Visitors are required to park at a temple at the bottom of the mountain and ride small shuttle vehicles up the mountain operated by local people. The cost of the shuttle and cave entrance is 25 baht (mercifully no two-tiered pricing). The cave has a few large rooms and is adorned with several large Buddha statues. There are also some nice cave formations. The cave was "developed" for tourism and religious pilgrimage already many years ago and it has extensive lighting and paved walkways. There are about one hundred steps leading down into the cave (and back out).
Written August 11, 2022
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pierremichelshanghai
Bangkok, Thailand1,257 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Khao Tham Luang is a succession of caves, with the main caves around 50 meters high. All the caves are filled with Buddhasand othe rreligious artifacts. caveat the stairs are quite steep. The entrance fee is 25 baht and includes the round trip from the foot of the hill ( many monkeys there ) to the top in small songtheaws.
Written July 22, 2020
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Kevin Clark
Toronto, Canada45 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
On our way back to Bangkok after a weekend stay in Hua Hin, we decided to take the detour to this interesting temple sight in Petchaburi. Well sign posted from the main road (and with a little help from Google), it wasn't difficult to find. The 25 baht /pers cover charge gave us entry to the cave and a trip in the shuttle bus/tuk-tuk up to the cave entrance. (It would have been a 10 minute walk up a fairly steep hill otherwise with some aggressive monkeys to tend with). We used around 15-20 mins to visit all 3 different chambers and with some of the worshipers shaking their incense sticks it was quite atmospheric. Almost like a scene from an Indiana Jones movie.

PS: Plenty of space for parking - 20thb for the hour and a fresh coconut drink on our return.
Written August 30, 2020
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Javiz A
Hong Kong, China154 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
Today is a day me and my wife planned to be on the road as we have a trip to Hua Hin for a night. On the way we stop for some of the attentions and “Cave Temples” is one the stop. Interesting site to see if you pass by as this area is not something that you can do as per the people experience. If you like to visit this temple need to book a private car. After you reach the location you need to take a TukTuk to go up to the cave temple and buy tickets, once you buy the tickets it will be included the price for the TukTuk. Once you return after the cave temple you can take any TukTuk as you have already paid for the service. Just need to be careful. Lots of monkeys, just watch out for your bags, don’t carry any food items with you. They will grab.
Written January 8, 2023
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Greg M
Bangkok, Thailand61 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Easily accessible by tuk tuk from downtown Phetchaburi. Totally devoid of other tourists when we were there early in the morning. Several sections inside cave with a variety if buddha images. Stalactites and stalagmites aplenty! Worth the visit, but only about 20 mins max.
Written February 24, 2020
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Brian S
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Solo
Feeling a bit negative before making trip as travel literature do not do this justice. Climb down a few flights of steps to gain entry to main chamber. Features a number of Buddha images. Easy to access second chamber and then through archway to the final third chamber. Entry to this third chamber quite atmospheric.

Not sure if my taxi just did not have the horse power to get up the hill to the cave entrance, or wether it is protocol to change vehicles at bottom of hill.
Written March 10, 2020
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Kai-ji
Washington DC, DC135 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
...more interested in selfies than history. I got a communal taxi to the gate but had to take a communal taxi from the gate to the area in front of the entrance to the cave. Not sure why that was the case...It is a bit out of town but the road is flat so very doable on bicycle.
Written February 29, 2020
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thomasmcsweeney2014
Chaiyaphum Province, Thailand406 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Family
The Tham Khao Luang Cave is located approximately 5km from the village of Khao Wang inside Khao Luang hill which is almost 100 meters high. The cave is regarded as the most historically important and largest cave in Phetchaburi Province. Its historical importance is due to King Mongkut (Rama IV) who reigned the Kingdom from 1851 until 1868 and used the cave to study Buddhism and to meditate. It was King Mongkut who had a large number of Buddha images placed in the Khao Luang cave. Another historical significance of the cave is that King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) commanded the construction of a large 4 meter high Buddha image to be placed within this cave. King Rama V ordered this construction as homage to his father King Rama IV and his grandfather King Rama III. King Chulalongkorn also ordered the restoration of many of the Buddha images placed there by his father King Mongkut. There are about 170 Buddha images in Khao Luang cave. One of the most beautiful is a huge reclining Buddha image, symbolizing the passing of the Buddha into final Nirvana. Although there is no fee to enter the cave, there is a Buddhist shop in the cave to purchase metals and other Buddha symbols. For a donation you can get candles, incence, and flowers to make offerings to these Buddha images. An old local legend tells that the caves were once inhabited by beautiful young women (probably to get people to visit the cave). To get to the cave you must go up an extremely steep hill to the car parking lot. Once in the parking lot you will find numerous monkeys looking to search your car for food. Surrounding the parking lot are man shops selling drinks and snacks and they will look after your car or motorbike and keep the monkeys off. They protect your ride by placing a large crocodile toy on it to scare them off! This really works. They do not charge you for the stuffed crocodile but they expect you to buy a drink or two from them when you get back from the cave. The cave entrance is just a short climb up a stone paved sidewalk and then a short staircase up to another down staircase into the cave. Although there is some lighting and two large openings to the surface to let it light, it is very difficult to take colorful pictures in the cave because of the large contrast between the bright lights and the dark cave walls. The pictures do not show all the deep changes in the wall colors, but my pictures will give you some idea of these colors. Tham Khao Luang Cave has a number of caverns filled with beautifully illuminated golden Buddha images, several chedis and a great number of stalactites hanging from the ceiling. A large monastery locally known as Wat Tham Klaep or Wat Bun-thawi is located at the foot of Khao Luang Hill. This Wat has a chapel laden with beautifully carved door panels and a large multi-purpose hall. Nearby the Khao Luang caves King Mongkut had a Palace build on top of a hill that is open to visitors, the Phra Nakhon Khiri Palace. This cave is a great place for meditation and a choice for visiting historically important Buddha sites. Be sure to bring some water with you before you enter the cave and the shops provide a wide variety of Thai food to eat as well as a number of items you would find in a Thai 7-11. I was happy to find that they sold ice cream bars and chocolate candies. I believe this cave would be interesting to children. For younger children you would have to move more quickly than for teenage children in order to keep their interest and pointing out the different images should keep them entertained. There is no charge for parking or entering the cave, but at the base of the paved sideway to the cave is a vender who will sell you banana to give to the large monkey tribe that inhabit Khao Luang hill. This would be fun for teenage children, but younger children may get rushed, so hold your young childen in your arms and let them throw the bananas to the monkeys. There is a toilet available behind the food stalls.
Written May 8, 2015
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June B
Tavira, Portugal539 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Family
We absolutely loved this place. The caves are really tranquil andbeautiful. Our 5 year old loved exploring the caves. She especially loved all the monkeys. Be careful of them though, they can be very intimidating if you get too close to them. We saw one of them trying to grab someone walking too close to them
Written June 30, 2018
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Tony On Tour
Bangkok, Thailand215 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
Natural beauty Is what tourists like to find today. Explore Tham khao luang along with me. The ground is on the valley. And with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites in the daytime, there will be light from the sun to help illuminate Makes the interior beautiful Is another area Should come to experience between Bangkok and Hua Hin. Visit the natural beauty
Written May 20, 2019
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