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“Stalactites galour”

Tham Khao Luang Cave
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Private Petchaburi Half-Day Tour from Hua Hin
Ranked #1 of 22 things to do in Phetchaburi
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Ban Phaeo, Thailand
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“Stalactites galour”
Reviewed September 23, 2013

To get there from Ratchaburi go to the central part of downtown. Look for the main post office. Near the entrance you'll see a makeshift minibus depot. Let them know you'd like to go to "Tham Khao Bin" going towards Amphoe Chom Bueng. It's a 20 minute ride. Having your phone will help the driver to drop you off along the busy highway. Cars drive dangerously so be careful. It's a 2km walk toward the park entrance. If you're lucky, someone will be kind to save you a short trek.

Don't mind the monkeys. They will not bother you. Upon arrival you'll see a playground to the right and friendly shops selling coffee, trinkets.

To enter walk around the fish pond, stay to the right. The park fee is nominal. Be prepared, the cave is dark and humid. You may get alittle muddy and it wouldn't hurt to have a flashlight or headlamp to navigate. Guided tours were done in Thai. You're welcomed to join or take your time to see the stalactite formations.

Exit and refresh before heading back. Cross the busy highway and wait for a minibus going back downtown. The minibus may flash their lights to see if you want a ride. A downward signal, a polite "yeah" will get them to stop. You will be dropped off inside the post office parking lot.

Visited September 2013
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“Temple in the cave”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

First beware of the monkey, leave your bag in the car as the beasts will snatch it away. Second, beware of monkey poo everywhere. Third, the path down the cave and inside the cave could be slippery. Fourth, beware of snake, especially during rainy season. Besides all these, this place is just a temple in the cave. There is a mid-size sleeping buddha inside. If you stand correctly at certain location, look up, the opening in the cave, it is shaped like a heart. If temple visit is not in your list, skip this, if yes, make a short visit.

Visited September 2013
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“Decent way of spending an hour”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

This cave is only about 10 minutes drive from the train station.
I was lucky in that I was literally the only person in the cave (a busload of 7yr olds had just left which would have been an echoing nightmare)
Not the most amazing stalactited (?!?!) cave I've ever seen but the addition of dozens of buddha statues as well as a couple of large ones gave it quite a mystical feel. The caves are probably some 30 metres tall at their highest and go into the mountain for around 100 metres. There are a couple of large holes in the 'roof' and I'm sure if you went at the right time of day, you could get some amazing photos with the shards of sunlight coming through.
I had no problem with the monkeys as I had no food with me. They seemed completely disinterested in my water and camera and they aren't pickpockets either.
Unless you want to loiter for a quick pray, you'd need 45mins tops (from climbing the steps, looking around, and getting down again)

Visited September 2013
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“Wat a difference”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

Visiting temples is a big part of a trip to Thailand and these caves made for a very interesting new experience. They are visually impressive with the various buddhas worked into the spaces in a quite 'organic' way and provided a great spiritual treat. We were lucky - got there at the end of the day and so peaceful atmosphere and had the place to ourselves.
Watch out for the monkeys - a lot of them and you need to be careful. They can be quite agressive

Visited July 2013
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“well worth a trip”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

cycled the 3ish km here, only the last little bit is up hill. Monkeys can be a bit scary, but not too bad. Very interesting caves and Buddhas, we were lucky though, when we arrived there was a car and a minivan in the carpark, when we left 9 big coaches had just arrived!

Visited August 2013
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