Tham Suwan Kuha

Wat Suwan Kuha - Wat Tham


Useful Information

Location: 13 km south of Phang Nga city. Follow Rt4 towards Phuket.
Open: no restrictions.
[2008]
Fee: free.
[2008]
Classification: SubterraneaCave Church
Light: bring torch
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Address: Tham Suwan Kuha, Tel: +66-, Fax: +66-,
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History


Description

Wat Suwan Kuha is a monastery with numerous caves, which were transformed into cave temples. Thats why it is generally called Wat Tham (Cave Temple) by the locals. Tham Yai (Big Cave) is the entrance to the complex, a huge 40 m long and 20 m high cavern dominated by a golden 15 m long Reclining Buddha. On the other side of the cavern a trail lead uphill to more caves with stalactites, stalagmites and numerous Buddha statues, called Tham Jaeng, Tham Meud, and Tham Kaew.