Thursday, 16 October 2008

Khao Luang Cave-Petchaburi

Khao Luang Cave Temple, which is located just a few miles north of Phetburi town. This 12-foot-high image is located some 90 feet below the ground in a limestone cavern. Many of the images were placed here by King Mongut (known as Rama IV), who often used the caves and temples of Phetburi for meditation and studying before he ascended the throne.

Khao Luang Cave is regarded as the most important cave temple of Petchaburi, it houses more than 170 Buddha Statues.

There are 2 big caves, the sun-cave and the moon cave. The further you proceed the darker it gets.

Best time to visit this cave is between 11am to 2pm when the sun is falling through holes in the ceiling lighting up on the golden Buddha statues (see picture).

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