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Ta Pan Cave, Phang-Nga, Revisited

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I've visited Ta Pan cave before, it was a real delight, especially the monkeys. Since I was visiting Pheung Chang (Elephant Stomach) cave nearby, I thought I'd revisit Ta Pan and say hello to my monkey friends. I'm glad I did! I can't believe I missed so much.

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The monkeys are off in the hills now, so I went down to explore the cave. I couldn't go inside last time, I had friends with me with motorbike injuries and they couldn't climb, and anyway the cave looks like a small hollow, hardly worth the steps.

But this is not so! Inside arched bridges span chasms up into a high point in the cave, reaching a praying area in the darkness. Eerie eerie darkness.

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Photographs don't really convey the impressiveness of caves, but the cave was only the start of my expanded view of Ta Pan. Once outside, I noticed a pagoda like structure up in the jungle up the hill. Exploring further, I saw steep steps leading up to it, just behind the temple.
Flights of steps take you up and up into the hill, above the tree level and into the sky.

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Phang Nga is famed for its scenery and Ta Pan offers a view right across the valley. The temple here offers depictions of heaven and hell, statues showing the Thai representation of each. This viewing platform is Heaven!

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The monk here is building more walkways for the visitors, and it's clear they've been working a long time. Hardly anyone was there, but this is clearly a temple cave worth a trip from Phang Nga.

Part 1, Ta Pan Cave, Phang Nga


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