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Caves near Phetchaburi


One of the most famous Caves in Thailand:
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Rarely visited Caves just outside Town:
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North of Phetchaburi on the way to Ratchaburi:
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24 km north of Ratchaburi is the most spectacular Attraction of the Area:
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Bat Cave at Khao Chong Pran B - Attractions
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Bat Cave at Khao Chong Pran ***B (ถ้ำค้างคาวเขาช่องพราน ) (Ratchaburi)

In the area of Khao Chong Pran, a beautiful cave named "Tham Phra Non" is situated with more than 100 Buddha images and a massive reclining Buddha image which is 9 meters long inside
However, the most famous thing to see at Khao Chong Pran is a giant flock of more than a million bats flying out together of the cave and forming a large black and long line across the sky.
This activity lasts for hours every evening around and after sunset, starting around 5.30 p.m. In summer, they will fly to the east but in winter they fly to the west.
The cave is located 24 km to the northwest of Ratchaburi at the H3089 in direction of Bang Phae after the junction of the H3357.
It is located in Tambon Tao Pun, approximately 9 kilometers West from Amphoe Photharam if you depart from the town of Ratchaburi.
Take the route Khao Ngu-Boek Phrai and go on for about 17 kilometers.



One of the most beautifully decorated Caves in Thailand:
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Khao Bin Cave B - Attractions
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Khao Bin Cave ***B (ถ้ำเขาบิน ) (Ratchaburi)

Khao Bin Cave is in a national forest reserve area. The cave deeps about 300 meters from the entrance to the deepest area. The cave is divided into 8 rooms.

The route inside the cave is tidy and the light provided helps to create more imagination. It was believed that the name Tham Khao Bin was given according to the shape of stalagmites and stalactites which looked like an eagle stretching its wings gracefully. Inside the cave, a small mineral pond.


Khao Bin Cave is located in Tambon Hin Kong on the Khao Bin Range.

Khao Bin Cave is located in Tambon Hin Kong on the Khao Bin Range.


Two more Caves worth visiting if you make the standard Tour of the Area:
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Russi Khao Ngu Cave (ถ้ำฤาษีเขางู) (Ratchaburi)

Tham Ruesi Khao Ngu is a cave and a religious monument regarding Buddhism. In the cave, there is a Buddha image sculptured on the wall with a gesture of sitting in the European style and giving a sermon according to Buddhist art in the Dvaravati Period (5-7 Century).

It is also known as Phra Phutthachai Tham Ruesi Khao Ngu. It has a flat face, connected eyebrows forming the shape of parenthesis, bulging eyes, flat nose, bolded mouth, large curls, and his halo on the top of the head is in the shape of a lotus bud. Between his ankles, there is an inscription of Pallava scripts in Sansakrit language which can be transcribed into the phrase Punykarmachara srisamadhigupta, which means Phra Srisamadhigupta is purified by making merit.
It is one important evidence of arts in the Dvaravati era. Moreover, in the cave, many sandstone Buddha images of the art of Ayuthaya era are housed. In the area of Tham Ruesi Khao Ngu, there are many interesting tourist attractions as follows:
Lord Buddha's Footprint made of laterite is located in the Wihan which is situated on the top of Khao Ngu with a height of approximately 128 meters. It is ruin of a rectangle-shaped building made of bricks and cement.
On the southern wall, there are reliefs of a massive reclining Buddha image underneath a gathering of gods, and tree. The composition of sculpture in this cave is like that in Tham Cham, which depicts the scene when the Lord Buddha passed away to Nirvana. The festival to pay respect to the Lord Buddha is held every year on the first day of the waxing moon of the eleventh lunar month. Near the Khao Ngu, there are also Tham Rakhang and Khao Phrabat, on the top of which the Lord Buddha's footprint is located and which is the sight-seeing point of Khao Ngu.

Information : Tourism Authority of Thailand

Tham Fa Tho is located near Khao Ngu Park, about 250 meters west from Thm Ruesi Khao Ngu.

Tham Fa Tho is located near Khao Ngu Park, about 250 meters west from Thm Ruesi Khao Ngu.


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Chompon Cave B - Attractions
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Chompon Cave ***B (ถ้ำจอมพล ) (Ratchaburi)

This cave is formerly called "Tham Mutchalin".

In 1895, King Rama V and Queen Saovabha Phongsri visited the cave and were impressed with the beautiful stalagmites and stalactites, especially the so-called "Phra Wichit" stalactites which looked like the fringe of a shoulder strap of a Field Marshal. Therefore, they gave the cave a new name "Tham Chompon" or Field Marshal Cave. Besides fantastic stalagmites and stalactites, this is the place where the Phra Phutthasaiyat - reclining Buddha image - is located and there is a celebration every year in the dry season.

It is situated in Tambon Chom Bung, 11 kilometers, from Tham Khao Bin it is in the area of the arboretum. The entrance of Tham Chompon is in Mu Ban Chom Bung Rajabhat University where a lot of monkeys live.

It is situated in Tambon Chom Bung, 11 kilometers, from Tham Khao Bin it is in the area of the arboretum. The entrance of Tham Chompon is in Mu Ban Chom Bung Rajabhat University where a lot of monkeys live.


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