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Not your average Thai temple

This buddha monument is placed to the entrance of a cave which is perched on top of a hill. There is in excess of 600 steps to negotiate before you get there so do not attempt... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 February 2015
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Udon Thani, Thailand
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Located in Loei off Hwy 210 lies this sacred cave with a large sitting Buddha overlooking the limestone karsts in the district.. A small market at the base to stock up with fluids is required before you start to climb the hundreds of steps to get to the cave enterence. There are several stopping points where you can catch your... More 

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Udon Thani, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

The scenery from the top is stunning. 600 steps..???..felt like a thousand!! We didn't go down the cave but really enjoyed experience..

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Bermagui, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2015

I visited this attraction with local friends who advised to go there early as to avoid the crowds. Had breakfast at restaurant but terrible dried out chicken not good. Less than hygienic toilets, could do with a clean About 600 hundred steps up to the entrance of the cave and the golden Buddha statue and temple. Awesome sight to behold... More 

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bangkok
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2015

We drove from Loei. Once again on this trip, google maps let us down. It directed us down route 2138. Not once was there a sign for this famous temple on that road so we knew we were in trouble. It then told us we'd reached our destination, in the middle of nowhere!! Luckily we were able to ask and... More 

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Udon Thani, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2015

This buddha monument is placed to the entrance of a cave which is perched on top of a hill. There is in excess of 600 steps to negotiate before you get there so do not attempt this unless you are of reasonable fitness. On the way there is good views of the beautiful surrounding countryside. I wouldn't like to attempt... More 

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Bangkok
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2014

The Erawan Cave is around 55kms from Loei - an easy drive of just under an hour. Take the main road south out of Loei and then at Wang Sapung turn left towards Nong Bua Lamphu. After around 30 kms keep an eye out for signposts to the cave. Turn left and in 2 kms park at the large temple... More 

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Udon Thani, Thailand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2013

It's a hike up to the Buddha statue at the entrance to the cave, especially when it's hot, but to me it was worth it. The air inside is cool, the trail is walkable and well lit, and the light coming through from the hole in the roof of the cathedral-size cavern is pretty. This cave is not comparable to... More 

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Lisse, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2013

We drove ourselves but ask your driver to drive up the hill after visiting the Erawan Falls. Up the hill is the Erawan Cave. Your Erawan Fall ticket is also valid here. It takes 600 steps up through the rain forrest and a very small entry hole, but the cave is beautiful and well lit. A guide will take you... More 

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Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2012

Many visitors head directly to the beach regions or numerous islands or to the North. North-East Thailand (Isaan) is not that frequented by the tourists which is really pity. The landscape there is on the average not that spectacular as in the North but theer are some hidden gems which are definitely worth seeing. The cave of Erawan far exceeded... More 

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