Worth a look
Published/Last edited or updated: 21st June, 2021
A few kilometres north of Wat Thang Sai, Wat Tham Khiriwong 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 seated Buddhas—there was something disconcerting about their eyes, which were often filled with gold leaf. 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.
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, freelancing and various other stuff. His favourite read is The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton.
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