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Khao Noi Cave Temple

You’ll visit the temple and see the beautiful murals. 

The Khao Noi Cave Temple is one of only two Chinese temples in all of Kanchanaburi.  It was built in 1881 and belongs to the Mahayana Sect. The first overseer of the temple was a Chinese monk named Luang Pu Haeng after his demise the Anam Sect. took over  and still watches the temple today.

Due to it’s Chinese origins, the temple is full of the round bellied smiling Buddha which signifies happiness. There are 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 beautiful to look at.

The Temple is perched on the hill top of Tumbon Tha Muang about 12 kilometres 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 sight see no matter is you are coming or going from Bangkok.

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