Phraya Nakhon Cave
Visited the Phraya Nakhon Cave in Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park during my recent trip to Hua Hin and it was a really enjoyable experience! I was so excited for this because I've wanted to visit ever since I saw a picture of the cave on my Momentum wallpaper.
We hired a driver to drive us there. It took us about 40 minutes to get there, It cost us 1,600 baht per car to get to the national park and monkey temple and back. We took about 2 hours to get there and back but our driver said that was fast so if you want to take your time you can!
This was where we started our journey. We paid 200 baht each for admission and another 400 baht for a local guide!
We only found out that we had to climb up and down one mountain and then up another mountain and down into the cave when we bought our admission tickets haha. So here's the view from the first mountain we climbed!
The route was relatively easy to climb up and down. It just can be a bit steep and slippery at times and tests your physical fitness if you're not wearing the proper hiking gear. Anyway this is Miao, she’s our local guide and she brings tourists to the cave 1-2 times a day!
After the first mountain, we walked on flat ground for about 1.6km (according to the guide). This area is where there is a rest stop with food, drinks and a toilet too.
Then we climbed up the second mountain next and the cave was 450m from the bottom! We had to climb 350m up and 100m down after that
At the 200m mark there's an area where you get to rest and enjoy the views.
Going down here needed a lot of effort because the rocks can be slippery! I’m very thankful we got a guide though. Apart from just bringing us around, Miao also helped to pace us so we can get to the cave in good time! The best time to visit the cave is about 10.30am when the sun rays come in at an angle!
And the descent to the cave began
This is a dry waterfall made of limestone.
This is a natural bridge, formed due to weathering and erosion of limestone!
And this was it! This was what I was looking forward to the whole trip!
The rays are more prominent from this angle! It wasn't easy getting here but it was a rewarding experience indeed.
Went back the same way and the view was slightly different. The colourful roofs are food places. We were so glad we did this in winter because the weather was cooling and we didn't perspire that much. If you're planning to do it in summer, you might want to think twice because it can get very hot!
Phraya Nakhon Cave
Address: ถนนรพช. ปข. 4033 สามร้อยยอด(กิ่ง) Amphoe Sam Roi Yot, Chang Wat Prachuap Khiri Khan 77120, Thailand
Opening hours: 8am-4pm