Wat Suwan Khuha

Attraction Phang-Nga, Phetkasem Rd., Lam Kaen, Thai Muang, Phang Nga 82120 Thailand Published on: 26-06-2016

1 hours 30 mins
08:00 AM - 04:30 PM
09:00 AM
10:30 AM
Second-time visit
Temple & Monument
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Wat suwankuha is one of the most interesting places to visit. This temple is not only really famous for a golden reclining Buddha inside but also the monkey around. These monkeys never enter the temple and you can feed them because of their friendly.

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Why Wat Suwan Khuha is special ?

Wat Suwan Khuha is often simply referred to, by locals, as Wat Tham meaning temple cave.

This Wat is very impressive and quite unusual as it was built inside a limestone mountain, or karst, containing numerous caves of various sizes.

The largest (and lowest) of the caves measures 20m by 40m, and serves as the main entrance to the Wat. This particular cave is called Tham Yai (big cave) and contains one of the highlights of the Wat - a beautiful 15m Reclining Budda. The cave is decorated throughout it's length with various sized tiles of Lai Kram and Benjarong, which are typical Thai art forms.

What to explore at Wat Suwan Khuha?

The visitors coming here can:

+ Visitors can see a faded decorated gate opens at the feet of a cliff onto a large cavern with high ceilings, about forty meters long and twenty meters wide. This natural temple shelters an impressive fifteen meters long golden reclining Buddha and several other large standing Buddha images.

+ a Chedi structure reminds of the famous Wat Arun in Bangkok (temple of dawn) and some stairs next to the reclining buddha take you up to another small grotto with another golden stupa.

+ At the very end of the cave, a fly of wide stairs opens to the forest outside and from there to smaller. It's so interesting and amazing views.

+ From there, you can choose to go to James Bond Island or if you like temples you can continue on the way to Krabi to admire the beautiful giant sitting Buddha of Wat Bang Rieng (photos) or have a great seafood lunch in one of the local restaurant but the Mangrove.

How to get to Wat Suwan Khuha?

It's about 9 kilometres from Phang-nga provincial town on Highway No. 4 (th Phang-nga – Phuket route). At Km. 30, there is a paved road on the right leading for 1 kilometre to the temple. Here is the detail instruction. From Mueang Phuket The Phuket Town Inn- District, Phuket, Thailand. Going Westbound towards ถนน ดีบุก. Following Route 402 to Route 4 in ตำบล ลำ แก่น.Turning right onto ถนน ดีบุก. Turning left onto ถนน เทพ กระษัตรี / เทพ กระษัตรี and Taking continue ถนน เทพ กระษัตรี. At the roundabout, taking the 2nd exit onto Route 402. Turning right, Slighting right onto Route 402, Slighting left. Continuing on Route 4.

Selling points

  • Monkeys, temple and bats!
  • 2 minutes off the main road
  • Great Buddha statue in a damp and filthy cave!
  • Fantastic Temple, and monkeys are a bit of fun!
  • A Wat with a Difference
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Phang-Nga, Phetkasem Rd., Lam Kaen, Thai Muang, Phang Nga 82120 Thailand

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Tips for you

  • You should take your shoes off before entering the temple. You should not stand over the statue. It's recommended to wear discreet clothes.
  • -Before entering the main gate of the temple there are small souvenir shops..
  • There are also some local vendors selling street food.
  • Climbing to the top of the Wat gives impressive views and excellent photographic opportunities.
  • Beware bats and their smell urinate. So, you should bring mask.
    What to bring
  • Be careful as there is a lot of monkey droppings on the floor which literally sticks to your shoes.
  • There is a small stairway up to the second cave where you will see various stamps & carved seals on one of the walls.
    Things nearby
  • Thai ceremonies are often held in this temple, including funerals and other festival. You can watch the traditional Thai ceremony.
  • It's advised to donate some money.
    Things to do


my advise to go to Wat Suwan Khuha is If you rent a car you can combine Wat Suwan Kuha with a longtail boat trip, with a side sea canoe trip into the Hongs and mangroves, as well as a stop off at Ko Panyee, the Muslim floating village. The road down to the pier just outside Phang Nga Town where you can book the trip is on the right about ten minutes up the highway from the entrance to the Wat. If you go up past the Wat there is a waterfall there. Or as Cathy suggests there other Wats to visit in Phang Nang Town and surrounding

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