Wat Tham Manrong

Worth a look

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What we say: 3.5 stars

While the hinterland around Bang Saphan is littered with cave-riddled limestone outcrops, one of the most accessible and pleasing is Wat Tham Manrong.

The cave temple is well signposted and conveniently not all that far off the main road between Bang Saphan Yai and the main beach area. It contains several impressive chambers, lined with dozens of seated Buddha images under neon light.

The wat is at the foot of the hill and the monks will turn on the lighting system as you arrive after you pay a requested 20 baht donation.

This is a simple cave to reach and well worth the effort should you need a break from the beach.

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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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