Wat Tham Manrong

Wat Tham Manrong

Worth a look

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

Travelfish says:

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.

Don’t forget some gold leaf. : Stuart McDonald.
Don’t forget some gold leaf. Photo: Stuart McDonald

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 worth the effort should you need a break from the beach.

Contact details for Wat Tham Manrong

Address: Off Route 3364, Bang Saphan Yai
Coordinates (for GPS): 99º29'54.43" E, 11º12'10" N
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Admission: 20 baht donation

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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, freelancing and various other stuff. His favourite read is The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton.

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