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Wat Suwan Kuha temple, also known among tourists as a monkey cave temple, continues to receive Thai and foreign tourists due to its rich history and unique location.
The temple is situated in Takua Thong district, 10 kilometers from the capital district of Phang Nga province. Visitors have enjoyed feeding the monkeys, making merit, and learning more about the history of the temple.
In the past, the ancient temple served as a stopover for Thai kings and members of the royal family. Their handwritten signatures can be seen on the walls inside several of the nearby caves.
The most important of these caves, Tham Yai, shelters several beautiful Buddha statues. They depict Lord Buddha in a variety of positions, and one particular statue contains the ashes of the late Takua Thong district chief. There is also an ancient makeshift monk residence, where the very first monk named ‘Pho Than Chao Tham’ stayed in the cave.