Nine Caverns of Buddhist and Hindu Shrines.
Wat Tham Khaopoon is a cave system that is full of natural halls that are well lit and conceal nine caverns full of Buddhist and Hindu shrines. It is the easiest to reach of the many cave temples that reside in Kanchanaburi province.
The first cavern in the caves brings you face to face with a reclining Buddha image that is said to have been there since the 19th century. From there you follow the labyrinth of passageways to explore the other eight caverns, each brimming with images of Buddhist and Hindu deities including an image of Ganesh and depictions of the hermit Ruessi.
The passageways can get as slippery as they are narrow with stalactites and stalagmites hanging low, so those who are quite tall may need to duck out of their way. The corridors are lit with coloured lights that give off an eerie glow.
Towards the exit is a chamber that has been painted white that was once used as a hospital for the Japanese during WWII; there is also a hut outside with POW photos on display.
This is another part of your Cruise Along the River Kwai that we are confident will make your Thailand vacation a unique and memorable experience. Don’t miss this wonderful adventure and see Thailand as never before.