February 9, 2023

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Wat Suwan Khuha Golden Sleeping Buddha Cave in Phang Nga

This is one of the most interesting places we visited in Phang Nga Southern Thailand many years ago. Wat Suwan Khuha is one of the popular cave temples in this part of Thailand. In fact, King Rama V visited Wat Suwan Khuha as stated inside the cave on 12 May 1890. King Rama VII and King Rama IX also visited this cave. Three Thai Kings visited Wat Suwan Khuha in the past means this is a very significant important temple in Thailand.

The foreigners called this cave the Monkey Cave as there are many wild monkeys around this area. Since there are no monkeys in Europe and America, they always amazed by wild monkeys and little they know that these monkeys might carry diseases like Herpes.

You can easily find the Wat Suwan Khuha cave with Google Map but you need to have a transport to come here. The best way is to rent a car and we usually rent it at The Phuket International Airport. We are regular supporters of Thai Rent A Car and you can booked it on their website at https://thairentacar.com/ as they are one of the most reputable thai rental companies in Thailand.

There is plenty of parking spaces at Wat Suwan Khuha and you probably spotted the wild monkeys too. Try not to feed them as the group of monkeys will come to you.

There is a small blue arch at the entrance of the cave and you need to pay a small entrance fees to enter as they do need funding to run the place.

You can easily spot the huge Wat Suwan Khuha Golden Sleeping Buddha when you enter the cave. There should be locals praying here since the COVID-19 outbreak.

Wat Suwan Khuha Golden Sleeping Buddha Cave in Phang Nga is a huge cave so you can actually walk and explore around the cave.

We find the cave to be very safe so don’t worry so much about it. It could be a bit dark but most places in the cave is lighted up.

You can find many Buddhist statues around the cave so you can take your time to explore. It is very cooling in the cave.

Inside the cave, you will find this board stating that King Rama V visited this cave in 1890.

On May 2, 1890, His Majesty King Chulalongkorn (King Rama V) on his trip to Malaysia, stopped here to visit Wat Suwan Huha at around 2 pm and cut his initial on the inner wall of the cave.

There are many Thai words on the walls indicates the meanings below (sorry we can’t type Thai words):

King Pok-Khao (King Rama VII) visiting here in 1928.

His Royal Highness Vajiravudha visiting here 3 May, 1909.

His Majesty King Pumipol (King Rama IX) visiting here 12 January 1959.

Her Majesty Queen Sirikit, the queen in the reign of King Rama IX.

Her Majesty Queen Sawangwattana in the reign of King Rama V visitng here in 1923.

Her Majesty Queen Sri na kja rin ta ra Baa rom a raj chon a ne (in the reign of King Rama V).

In short, Wat Suwan Khuha Golden Sleeping Buddha Cave in Phang Nga is a very important temple in Thailand as three Thai Kings visited this place before. Read all our stories about Phang Nga at https://www.placesandfoods.com/category/thailand/thailand-phang-nga

Wat Suwan Khuha Golden Sleeping Buddha Cave in Phang Nga


36/1 Petchkasem Rd, Krasom, Takua Thung District, Phang-nga 82130, Thailand

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