The Unique and Amazing Temples of Khao Lak

The Unique and Amazing
Temples of Khao Lak

Explore the spiritual side of Phang Nga with visits to three unique temples. Expect breathtaking
views, impressive Buddhist statues and unusual locations. End the day with a better
understanding of Buddhism and the local legends, culture and beliefs.


Phang Nga is more commonly known for its otherworldly limestone islands that rise out of the emerald sea. Yet inland there are various beautiful temples and spiritual sanctuaries, often overlooked by tourists visiting the area.

Temples in Thailand are not just places for practicing Buddhism, they are the heart of the community. The locals flock to them to seek wisdom from the resident monks and they have long been a place of education for children. On this full day, you will discover unique temples hidden within the countryside. They all play an important role in the local communities and are rarely visited by tourists.


The Unique and Amazing Temples of Khao Lak

07:30 - 18:00

Your guide will meet you in the hotel in the morning and together you will set off to Phang Nga province to explore the spiritual side of Phang Nga. You will discover three exceptional temples and will experience a day filled with culture, religion, myths and legends.

Located high on a mountain is Bang Rieng Temple boasting a beautiful, golden Buddha image that rises above the trees. The largest temple in the province, it commands breathtaking views over the surrounding forest and mountains. The temple consists of three parts in different architectural styles and is rumoured to contain a relic of the Lord Buddha.

Another impressive place of worship is the Dragon Cave Temple. It is located within a limestone cave amid a collection of stalagmites and stalactites. Enter into the temple via the many stone steps and discover countless small shrines and images of Buddha in all shapes and sizes. According to legend, the temple has healing powers and the monks residing in the temple have become masters in concocting herbal medication for the villagers living near the temple. The serene atmosphere makes it a popular place for meditation and reflection.

Also located in a cave is Wat Suwan Khuha, one of the oldest temples in the province. Inside, you will be dazzled by a 15-metre-long golden, reclining Buddha surrounded by other religious statues and relics. Monks, and the cave’s resident cats, can often be seen next to the reclining Buddha – the monks meditating and the cats sleeping! Outside the temple, watch out for the dozens of mischievous macaque monkeys roaming around.

Lunch is included at a local restaurant. The order that you visit the temples may vary and will be decided by the guide on the day. At the end of the temple exploration, you will return to Khao Lak and to your hotel.




  • A full-day joining tour with a professional English-speaking guide.
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver.
  • All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • Lunch at a local restaurant is included (food only)


  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travelers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)


  • This tour is operated on joint / Seat-In-Coach basis only with English-speaking guide.
  • Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying along Khao Lak’s main beaches. Transfers outside these areas such as Phuket, Khao Sok, Phang Nga, Ranong, Takua Pa Town including any harbour or airport are excluded. Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions.
  • A minimum number of guests are required for this excursion to operate; many of our tours do not have limitations on group size, depending on the availability of seats and other factors. We regret that we are not able to communicate in advance about this.
  • We will do all possible to comply with any dietary requirements during this excursion; it may not always be possible to confirm your wishes in advance based on the choice of local restaurant.
  • We regret to inform you that this excursion is not suitable for wheelchair users. Guests are advised that some walking is required during this excursion; we always ensure that we take the most comfortable ways from the entrance of the sight to the sight itself.
  • We will always make the effort to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • Please note pick-up and drop-off services may not be confirmed for customers staying at private residences, apartment complexes, or other non-registered tourism accommodations. Customers may be asked to meet at a nearby hotel for pick-up and drop off.
  • To respect local customs and respecting the religious sites and temples on this tour, it is customary for guests to take off their shoes before allowed entrance. Your guide will inform you in advance for which of these sites this is applicable.
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It is the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this.
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sun’s rays are still very powerful.
  • We reserve the right to make necessary changes to the excursion in case of unfavourable weather conditions or situations where we are forced to make alterations to guarantee the safety of our guests.
  • The protection of the country’s flora and fauna is of immense importance for us. We will not pursue any activities for guests that are not in line with our animal, wildlife and environment protection principles.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request.
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.


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