Khao Luang Cave is an impressive cave which houses a large number of Buddha images. From our hotel, we took a driver to bring us to this area which wasn’t that very far. There were lots of monkeys on the way to the entrance of the cave and I don’t mean 20’s or 30’s of them, I meant like hundreds. Well ok, I’m exaggerating but it was a little bit scary as the monkeys seem to be quite aggressive in this area.
The cave can be accessed thru a series of steep steps, it rained the night before we went there so the steps were a little slippery. My aunt who is 70 years of age was able to go down and up though with no problems. I was the one who had quite a hard time because of my fear of heights. Lol. It was worth it though, there were some people giving their respects to the Buddha and it fascinates me just to watch them. The cave somehow gives a peaceful and serene atmosphere until a family with a bunch of small children came – they just ruined it altogether.
Being in a cave of course meant a lot of stalactites which somehow adds up to the unique atmosphere of the place. There were a lot of caverns as well with some other illuminated Buddha statues. Some parts of the cave will have a gaping hole from the mountain which allows the rays of the sun to illuminate specific parts of it, it’s amazing!
Khao Luang Cave is a must-see if you find yourself in this part of Thailand. It’s probably a little touristy but I have not seen anything like it before so it did impress me.
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