Caves in Thailand

Caves in Thailand

Thailand is a country that is so geographically and biologically rich with natural attractions scattered across the country. The country also has some beautiful naturally formed caves that are breath-taking.

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Here is the list of 5 Caves in Thailand

1. Tham Phra Nang Cave, Rai-leh

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This is an interesting cave with large wooden phalluses. Also known as the Princess Cave or penis cave, this is named after the Phra Nang princess. Here, the fishermen and other visitors make offerings to the symbolic phallus of Shiva to help with fertility. They also believe that the sea-princess will help them bring good results in fishing. 

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2. Tham Khao Luang, Phetchaburi

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Tham Khao Luang is an impressive cave stuffed with stalactite. Accessed via an array of steep stairs, this cave shrine is Rama IV's favourite. Deep inside the cave, there is supposedly a rock formation of Jesus on the cross. The central Buddha figure is sometimes illuminated by the sunlight glow that enters through the skylight.
 

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3. Viking Cave, Phi-phi-islands

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f you've ever wanted to feel like a part of a pirate crew then this place is perfect for you, although many people feel cheated because local operators sell this off as an entire day event. You are only allowed to view this cave from afar while the boat drives by. 

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4. Phraya Nakhon Cave, Hua-hin

Situated in the Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park, the Phraya Nakhon Cave is one of the  mystical attractions spots of Thailand. The mystery of the place owes to the fact that the cave is a little hard to reach to and not a lot of visitors manage to reach the stunning site. The Phraya Nakhon Cave has two chambers with open ceilings to allow sunlight to penetrate through, rendering the place a soothing calmness. 

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5. Chiang Dao Cave, Chiang-mai

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At the foothills of the Chiang Dao mountain lies the Chiang Dao Cave, full of natural wonders and mysteries. The interiors of the cave are patterned with the naturally occurring stalagmites and stalactites. The cave running for more than 12 kilometres also contains several Buddhist relics, ancient statues, a lovely fish pond, and exciting dark passageways.

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