Tham Khao Luang It is a cave located near the city of Phetchaburi in Thailand, and it is famous not only for its caves and temples, but also…for its cave temples.
Khao Luang is one of the attractions worth seeing while staying in this area. Five kilometers from the city center in the direction of Khao Wang, the hill of the holy city, a cave temple was built on a small hill nearby, only 92 meters high.
She is about a hundred years old It was founded during the reign of King ChulalongkornWho wanted to build a temple on top of Khao Luang in honor of King Mongkut who once visited this cave.
King Chulalongkorn found the cave fascinating because of its stalactites and stalagmites. Because there is an opening in it through which sunlight enters and reflects on the stones, visitors can see its entire wonderful and beautiful interior design. The vent also allows cool air to flow, so it doesn't get wet.
Mongkut, who noticed the beauty of the cave, built a 10-meter high concrete staircase from the mountainside to the cave, and also obtained ancient Buddha images.
Thanks to the Buddha statues and the opening through which light enters in a unique way, the cave has become one of its kind. A true spectacle of light and shadows falling on the ancient statuesIt attracts tourists, not only for religious reasons, from all over the world.
The cave consists of a main room in which it is located Main seated Buddha This is where the sunlight falls from the skylight. Immediately behind him we will see the Big Reclining Buddha. We can reach the smaller room, where the roots of the Bodhi Tree grow below the cave, through a narrow passage.
There are many Buddha statues in the cave, and it is worth looking into the nooks and crannies where many ancient figures are hidden.
It is located inside the cave More than 180 different Buddha statues At different stages of his life.
Gilded statues They can take on a different dimension when you are there early in the morning. This happens when light rays enter through skylights. They illuminate a circle on the Earth and create a glow throughout the space. Incense smoke rises and fills the entire place.
You may then have the impression that this place is absolutely magical and that supernatural forces are at work here. This force may be the Great Golden Buddha, who sits just behind the falling beam of light and appears to be moving, looking down at the visitors.
One of the most famous Buddha statues in Khao Luang Image of reclining BuddhaWhich reaches a length of 16 meters.
This is a very popular image in Thailand and depicts Buddha at the moment of his death, sometimes it is also called the “Sleeping Buddha”.
The Reclining Buddha is a depiction of Buddha before his transition to the afterlife, with a calm and content face. The memorial was built in memory of his death and can only be seen in Khao Luang.
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