Khao Yoi Cave

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Thailand is vastly known for its untouched wilderness. Through the trace of nature, you will find the hidden history waiting to be discovered. Khao Yoi cave is a perfect combination of man-made structure and nature. Explore the world frozen in time at Western Thailand. 

Filled with history and holy relics, located in the east of Phetchaburi town, Khao Yoi Cave is said to be the place where King Rama IV had meditated when he was ordained as a monk. As a Buddhist site, the cave also houses many religious relics. A dream for those who love to study the uniqueness of Thai Buddhism and History. Take the stunning naga-decorated stairs to the cave entrance. If you’re a wildlife lover, a flock of monkeys is found outside. But, take notes that they are not friendly toward humans. So, you better be watchful! As soon you enter, you will see a large reclining buddha accompanied with several Buddha statues enclosed in glass cabinets. Some even dates back to the days of King Rama IV. The other chamber features several statues, most notable is definitely the statue of King U-thong, the former Ayutthaya ruler. Don’t forget to stop by and see the imitating Buddha footprints, considered by many to be holy.

For those who love sight-seeing, from Khao Yoi Cave, there is a stairway which leads up to Tam Sawaan or Cave of Creativity beside the temple. You will be able to enjoy many cool shots as the cave has some openings where sunlight can shine through. A guide is recommended since there is little to no light in most parts, you might miss many fascinating things without the locals! If you are wondering how you can access the cave, the easiest way to get there is by car. If you are already in Phetchaburi Town, the ride will only take you around 30 minutes. Apart from the cave to explore, Khao Yoi Cave Temple is also a must. Uncover the beautiful architecture style, religious and culturally significant artifacts. Plus, there is no entrance fee, so you can enter and re-enter anytime.

Of course, there are so many things to do in Phetchaburi’s bucket list. But, don’t miss out the most important part, the dessert. Here, try the famous Mor Gaeng, a traditional edd-based dessert tarched in taro and coconut! And yes, if you want to absorb nature at its greatest, visit Kaeng Krachan National Park and explore the unspoiled rainforest with rich wildlives! Let’s see what adventures Phetchaburi can offer you!

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If you are an adventure lover, you can join a fun cliff climbing activity right at Khao Yoi Cave. Or, take some rad pictures at Phra Nakhon Khiri Historical Park. If you are looking for something more chilling, Phetchaburi also provides you with a stunning beach! Although not as famous as Southern islands, it is a perfect place for a quiet get away. Here, you can visit the 5 km long Cha-Am beach, enjoy yourself by lying on a soft sandy beach and listen to the sound of waves.