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Walk under the elephant belly and experience the beauty of Phung Chang Cave
query_builder 1 October 2021

 

Khao Chang, a mountain shaped like a crouching elephant, is a symbol that indicates the Phang Nga province. In addition to the beautiful appearance, there is also a wonderful Unseen place like Phung Chang Cave, a place full of natural stalactites and stalagmites that will leave you speechless at the beauty that nature has bestowed upon us as a gift.

Phung Chang Cave is a large cave with a long history and legend alongside the city of Phang Nga. It is part of the Elephant Mountain that stands majestically in the heart of the city. This place is considered to be one of the Unseen Thailand with the beauty and abundant nature within the cave. It is regarded as a living cave which means the cave is still growing stalagmites and stalactites. The uniqueness that makes Phung Chang Cave become an Unseen Thailand place is that the special feature of the stalactites and stalagmites inside the cave that are beautiful, exotic and unusual.

You can venture into a cave over 1,200 meters in one and a half hours by riding an inflatable boat or canoe. You can also take a stroll on a bamboo raft to observe the cave's natural beauty, whether it's old stalagmites and stalactites in various shapes. The stream is so clear you can see aquatic animals swimming and you can feel the cool wind blow throughout our excursion in the cave. Before entering the cave, you can pay respect to Po Ta Khao Chang's shrine for good fortune. This shrine is regarded as the province's symbol which is revered by the majority of Phang Nga residents.

Inside the cave, there are various shapes of stalagmites and stalactites, such as a child shape, an elephant shape, a turtle shape, and more. There are 5 highlights of Phung Chang Cave. First is Chedi Chang Phueak, a beautiful white stone that resembles a thousand little elephants forming into a pagoda. Second is the sacred pond, a pond inside a cave. The local people always use water in this pond for religious ceremonies. Third is the billion-year-old stalactites, large stalactites that resemble the king elephant. Fourth is the Banlang Thong Phraya Chang Phueak, a stalagmite and stalactite platform that will appear in a glittering gold color when exposed to light. Final is Hin Phraya Chang Phueak, a rock outcrop that resembles the shape of a white elephant. With its beauty, Phung Chang Cave is always on top of the list for a place to experience the precious gifts of nature.