You’ll visit the temple and see the beautiful murals.
The Khao Noi Cave Temple, or Wat Tham Khao Noi which means “temple of the small cave”, is one of the only two Chinese temples in all of Kanchanaburi. Established in 1881 it belongs to the Mahayana Sect. The first overseer of the temple was a Chinese monk named Luang Pu Haeng who, after his demise from the Anam Sect, took over and still watches the temple today.
Due to its Chinese origins, the temple is full of the round bellied smiling Buddha, which signifies happiness. There are also several other images and statues representing Chinese deities, including one of Phra Sangkachai who believed he would be the first to achieve enlightenment in the future.
The inside of the temple is full of Chinese arts such as murals and tapestries as well as coy ponds and a seven-tiered Pagoda that you can access from the spiral staircase in the center of the temple. The Chinese architecture is unmistakable and quite a beautiful sight to the eyes.
The Khao Noi Cave Temple is perched on the hilltop of Tumbon Tha Muang at about 12 kilometers from Kanchanaburi City. Guests can either rent a moped or take the baht bus (Songthaew) to get there. It is a great place to stop and enjoy the sight, no matter if you are coming or going from Bangkok.