Wat Tham Suwan Kuha Temple (Phang Nga) or Cave temple
15m long Buddha Statue
While searching for places to see in Phuket I saw some pictures of reclining Buddha big statue in a limestone cave. Pictures looked appealing to me and I decided to give it a shot.
How to reach
Wat tham temple is located some 40 km away from Patong town and 10 km away from Phang Nga town. You need to rent a car to reach here or take a shared cab. There is no entry ticket to the cave. You will be greeted by notorious monkeys before the faded decorated gate of cave. The cave houses a golden reclining Buddha Statue. The statue is at least 15m long and surrounded by many other standing Buddha statues.
Entrance of cave
Getting inside temple cave
Many other siting and standing Buddha statues
Other Buddha Statues
Once you cross the Buddha statue you can head left towards the limestone caves. Towering limestone pillars with intriguing figures made by seeping water is worth a visit. The place is relatively cooler due to dampness. If you are physically fit you are climb the top of the cave to get the top view of the cave. Remember there are no well laid stairs. The floor was a bit slippery so you need to cautious.
Compound for monks
From here, you can choose to go to James Bond Island or head to Krabi !!!