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‘Welcome to Wat Ban Tham’


Please take off your shoes. The floor has just been scrubbed.

Kanchanaburi province has many caves. Typical for Thailand, many of these caves are decorated and used as temples or monasteries.
The monastery of Wat Ban Tham has been built between the 12th and 15th century and has most probably been renovated in later periods. The temple has been used for religious ceremonies for over 5-6 centuries continually. Here the cave is used as a prayer room. The monastery is built next to the cave.

The main Buddha statue is made of sandstone, covered with stucco and gold-leaves.
It is 5.5 m high and 4 m wide at the knees.
Information obtained during the visit.

To reach the cave, first take a steep open-air staircase, then go up other stairs into a dragon's mouth and leave its body (tail) on the other side.
Then there is another staircase that leads you inside the cave where you find the prayer room and the Buddha statue shown here.
A final spiral staircase inside the cave takes you to the top of the mountain where there’s a small pagoda.

You can reach Wat Ban Tham by bike or tuk tuk from Kanchanaburi town.
I combined my visit with Wat Tham Sua (see pictures not long ago).

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  • Copyright: Paul VDV (PaulVDV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5440 W: 17 N: 13187] (52856)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2019-12-04
  • Exposição: 30 segundos
  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2020-09-24 23:50
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