Unseen Phraya Nakhon Cave in Thailand

Phraya Nakhon Cave

The Phraya Nakhon Cave also known as “Kuha Karuhas pavilion” is one of the most exquisite caves in Thailand. Almost 300 kilometres south of Bangkok, located in the Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park. The Kuha Karuhas pavilion, inside the Phraya Nakhon cave, was built by King Chulalongkorn in the 1890, when he visited the place and fell in love with its beauty.

Kuha Karuhas pavilion

The Phraya Nakhon cave consists of two chambers. The ceiling of both chambers are open allowing the rays of the sun to come inside, illuminating the caves giving it a mystical appearance.

The atmosphere inside the cave is tranquil and serene, especially when there are not many people around.The best views of the pavilion can be had early morning, when most sun light enters the cave through the open ceiling. The provincial seal of Prachuap Khiri Khan contains an image of the Kuha Karuhas pavilion.

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How to get to Phraya Nakhon cave

The cave is located inside Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park in Prachuap Khiri Khan province. It takes about 45 minutes to Bang Pu village by car from Hua Hin.

Admission & opening hours

Entrance fee to Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park is 200 Thai Baht per person. There is no admission fee for the cave. The longtail boat trip from Bang Pu village to Laem Sala beach will cost around 150 Baht per person round trip, but might vary per season and the number of people taking the trip.

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