You may want to change a little bit of atmosphere for your holiday. Perhaps, you want to take your family to some place that you guys haven’t been there before.
How about visiting a cave and see what in there? Yes. Visiting a cave is an exciting activity. You will explore woodlands and get your body move at the same time. Anyway, for your information, this activity is only perfect for those who’re in perfect health. You can bring your family with you. Just make sure that they don’t have any serious diseases, especially bone disease or blood-pressure disease, as you will have to walk a lot, mosty on rough rocks. It’s not good for elderly people or small children who can’t learn to walk strongly yet.
If you manage to gather your family members with perfect health, then let’s waste no time. Let’s get to know one of beautiful caves worthy of exploring.
Pha Nang Khoi Cave is a cave in Phrae Province, Thailand. There is a sad legend of itself. Long time ago, a princess named Aranyanee fell in love with a man named Kanongdetch. The princess was pregnant, so she and her man decided to run away together. They both were hunted by a group of soldiers. The princess was fatally shot at her chest, before they both managed to struggle to reach this cave. The princess gave birth to her son inside the cave and told her man to run away for his life. The legend says that the princess intended to wait for her man forever and that caused her to transform into stone.
Pha Nang Khoi Cave consists of limestone, located in the middle of a forest. There are bunches of trees around it. In the past, there were a lot of animals around. However, as time went by, the area was adapted for agricultural prodecures and animals were reduced.
Pha Nang Khoi Cave is on a 50-metre cliff. That’s quite high. Beside, the cave itself is also a long, deep tunnel for about 150 metres. To get in there, you need to be extra careful. It’s quite dark inside and there are lots of stalactites and rough rocks. You don’t want to trip over something or bump your head with something.
Inside the cave, there is a Lord Buddha statue, which tourists love to pay respect to. You and your family will want to do that too. Pray for something that you care about.
Then you can continue your walking inside the cave. There are some lights of different colors: blue, red, green etc. inside the cave. That gives a relaxing feeling and make you see where you’re going. Still, you can’t be too careful. In fact, it will be best if you wear proper shoes, not slippers ot high heels.
How to get there
Pha Nang Khoi Cave is about 34 kilometres away from the heart of Phrae. You can just get there by keep going along the Highway No.101. Turn left at the 58th or the 59th kilometres and continue straight for about 800 metres. Soon you should reach your destination, If you do not have a car, Most hotels or Travel Agency in Chiang Mai and Phrae will be able to book one for you.
Opening hours and Entrance fee : Opens daily from 8.30 am until 5 pm. Admission is free.
Note : Not accessible for wheelchair user