Located inside the Khao Sam Roi Yod National Park
, this beautiful cave with its small royal pavilion built in 1890 for King Rama V visit is a very photogenic and peaceful place. The cave is located 17 kilometers from Khao Sam Roi Yod National Park Headquarter. You can access ti by a 450 meters long foot path from Laem Sala Beach. And Laem Sala Beach isaccessible via a long staircase or by hiring a boat from Bang Pu village or the beach just at the left of the staircase (300 THB per boat, 5-10 minutes).
Phaya Nakhon Cave consists in two chambers. The main one hosts the highlight of the visit, the small mound on which stands the royal pavilion paying tribute to King Rama V. On his right, on the wall you will see the King's signature and Rama VII's signature. He came to visit the place in 1926. King Rama IX came twice without signing on the wall . Behind the little hill with the pavillon you will find a rock whose shape looks like a crocodile, while the path that leads to the main chamberand is called crocodile back path
beacuse its bumps makes it look like the back of a crocodile. Phaya Nakhon Cave Royal Pavilion is the symbol of Prachuap Khiri Khan province.