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Visit Wat Khao Tham Ma Rong (Bang Saphan)

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Wat Khao Tham Ma Rong

Thai name : วัดเขาถ้ำม้าร้อง

GPS : 11.20281952,99.49922562 (See on the map)
Bang Saphan
Bang Saphan
Bang Saphan
Bang Saphan

Presentation

About 2km from Suan Luang Beach and 3 km from the town, this temple is known for its cave. But before you get to it you will find a classical temple. Follow the small road in the forest, you will cross a shelter for abandoned dogs and a small path that leads to a smaller cave, the Ploenchit cave. At the end of the street, there is a small shrine with a Fat Buddha. The Ma Rong Cave is just behind. It is composed of several underground chambers, one in particular, the leftmost chamber was converted into a temple. There is small platform with tiled hosting a reclining Buddha and several other sitting Buddha statues. In the right part of the cave you will find a few other statues.

Practical information about Wat Khao Tham Ma Rong

Admission is free but donations are welcome to buy food for the abandoned dogs and to pay for electricity to light the cave.
If you are afraid of bats, just know that there is a colony that lives in Ma Rong Cave.
Note that you can volunteer at the temple abandoned dogs shelter.

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