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BANG SAPHAN

The coastal strip between Bangkok and Chumphon includes nice areas including Prachuap Khiri Khan and Bang Saphan.

Wat Khao Tham Ma Rong (วัดเขาถ้ำม้าร้อง) is a Buddhist temple, located only three kilometers from Bang Saphan market.
Wat Khao Tham Ma Rong
Wat Khao Tham Ma Rong
Wat Khao Tham Ma Rong
A small fee needs to be paid for helping regarding the electricity fee in the cave. 20 Baht donation is welcomed.
Wat Khao Tham Ma Rong
A nun (แม่ชี) is welcoming visitors at the entrance of Wat Khao Tham Ma Rong.
Wat Khao Tham Ma Rong
Wat Khao Tham Ma Rong
Wat Khao Tham Ma Rong
Wat Khao Tham Ma Rong (วัดเขาถ้ำม้าร้อง) features a cave located on a hill.
Wat Khao Tham Ma Rong
Khao Mah Rong Cave has many coves featuring stalactites and stalagmites.
Wat Khao Tham Ma Rong
Wat Khao Tham Ma Rong
Wat Khao Tham Ma Rong
Khao Mah Rong Cave contains hundreds of Buddha images including a reclining image.
Wat Khao Tham Ma Rong
There is a big cave complex located behind Wat Khao Tham Ma Rong and including many chambers.
Wat Khao Tham Ma Rong
Wat Khao Tham Ma Rong
Wat Khao Tham Ma Rong
There are really huge and high chambers featuring stalactites and stalagmites.
Wat Khao Tham Ma Rong
Khao Mah Rong Cave contains an impressive long line of very old Buddha images.

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Wat Khao Tham Ma Rong
Wat Khao Tham Ma Rong
Wat Khao Tham Ma Rong
"Khao Tham Ma Rong" cave is a sacred area for local Thai people.
Wat Khao Tham Ma Rong
While walking in the cave, the lightening went off suddenly. Quite scary. Hopefully it went back one minute later.
Wat Khao Tham Ma Rong
Wat Khao Tham Ma Rong
Wat Khao Tham Ma Rong
Lesson learnt : never forget the lamp torch when visiting a cave!
Wat Khao Tham Ma Rong


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