Wat Tham Khiriwong

Worth a look

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What we say: 3.5 stars

This cave temple a few kilometres north of Wat Thang Sai is worth a look if you have some time up your sleeve and your own transport.

The cave temple is set behind a couple of enormous and beautiful trees and is reached by a short flight of stairs to a raised platform lined with temple bells; about half way along you'll see the entrance to the cave. The cave has two main chambers, packed with what we thought were some rather eerie looking Buddhas -- there was something disconcerting about their eyes. In the second chamber are some shadow puppets and more Buddhas.

The temple is well signposted from the main road -- just follow the road past Wat Thang Sai and keep going. Eventually you'll reach a turn to the left and the wat is signposted further along from there. Once you reach the wat compound, the cave temple is towards the back left corner of the enclosure -- don't follow the signs that seem to indicate you should head to the right.

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A few km north of Ban Krut
Last updated: 22nd September, 2013
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Stuart McDonald co-founded Travelfish.org with Samantha Brown in 2004. He has lived in Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia, where he worked as an under-paid, under-skilled language teacher, an embassy staffer, a newspaper web-site developer and various other stuff. His favourite read is The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton and he spends most of his time in Bali, Indonesia.

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