ถ้ำเขาหน่อ

Tham Khao No - Wat Khao No - Tham Khao Kaeo - Reclining Buddha Cave


Useful Information

Location: Ban Daen, Banphot Phisai District, Nakhon Sawan 60180.
At the highway from Nakhon Sawan to Kamphaeng Phet, 45 km from Nakhon Sawan and 18 km from Kamphaeng Phet.
(15.952360, 99.878858)
Open: All year daily .
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Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: bring torch
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Guided tours: self guided
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
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Address: Tham Khao No, หมู่ 2, ตําบลบ้านแดน อําเภอบรรพตพิสัย จังหวัดนครสวรรค์, 60180, Tel: +66-, Fax: +66-,
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History


Description

Khao No is an impressive limestone mountain with steep walls, the temple วัดเขาหน่อ (Wat Khao Lo), also Wat Khao Nor, lies at its foot. A stairway leads up to the cave, a large Buddha sculpture sits in front. The cave is named ถ้ำเขาหน่อ (Tham Khao No) after the temple or is called Reclining Buddha Cave. The cave contains a reclining Buddha statue, but actually there are several of those. The most famous Reclining Buddha Cave is not here but Tham Khao Luang in Phetchaburi.

The cave behind the statue is inhabited by an enormous amount of bats. In the evening they fly out of the cave to feed, creating a long curly black line in the night sky. A second cave nearby, Tham Khao Kaeo, produces a similar line of bats every evening.

King Rama V visited the temple and stayed overnight on the mountain. He travelled on a ship on the nearby Ping River. The province later built a monument to commemorate the event.