Phuket and the Andaman Coast Sights

Wat Tham Cave

  • 6 miles outside Phang Nga
  • Phang Nga Bay
  • Cave
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 06/03/2016

Fodor's Review

The Buddha Cave, or fully named in Thai as Wat Tham Suwan Khuha, is a large, impressive cavern with a temple gate, filled with a broad and beautiful variety of Buddha statues placed in various spots, inspiring tourists to stop and relax wherever feels right to them. It's mostly known for its giant gold statue of a reclining Buddha, before which a stage is set where faithful visitors can light incense and pray under his gaze. Before or after your uphill walk through the cave, you may get to meet the many gray monkeys jumping down from the top of the hill and ropy trees to be fed, so have some peanuts, bananas, or coconut handy if you want to interact with them. There are several tourist stalls around selling snacks and other items such as jewelry and souvenirs.

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6 miles outside Phang Nga, Phang Nga Bay, Thailand

Published 06/03/2016

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