Phraya Nakon Temple Cave
Phraya Nakhon Temple is one of the attractions of Sam Roi Yot National Park, very close to where we have our holiday house in Thailand, and it is a prime tourist attraction in the region. Accessed via Laem Sala beach, just a few kilometers south of Dolphin Bay, visitors may take a boat from the beach or follow and overland trail to reach the cave. It is a 430-meter rock-strewn ascent to the top of the mountain, to the cave entrance. Their are actually two caves, and the second one features the Khuha Kharuehat Pavilion (photo to the left), located on a mound directly below an opening in the limestone cave. Although it is an arduous climb, visiting the Phraya Nakhon Temple cave is well worth the effort. The main features of the cave complex are detailed in the 360-degree virual tour below. There is also a VR version to use with your phone and Google Cardboard or similar headset. Enjoy the view without making the climb!

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Virtual Reality Tour for VR Headsets

There is also a version of this tour designed specifically for VR headsets such as Google Cardboard, and it works with both iPhones and Android devices. It may be access by scanning on the QR code to the left. If you are viewing this on a mobile phone, you may access the VR tour by following this link.

For iOS devices: scan QR code with your device's camera app, tap on the prompt to open Safari. Select "Allow Device Motion" and the next prompt, "Allow Access to Motion Orientation." Turn the device to landscape mode and a split screen will appear. When the screen turns white, swipe up for fullscreen mode, and place in headset. Here is a video of how to do this--it is simpler than it sounds! [The video opens in a new window--close when done to return to this page]

For Android devices: Open the camera app and use the built-in scanner to scan the QR code above. Confirm that you want to open the website, and wait for it to load--it should load in stereo view. Select the fullscreen ("X" option) from the menu at the bottom. Turn the device to landscape mode and you are ready to go. Here is a video of how to do this--it is simpler than it sounds! [The video opens in a new window--close when done to return to this page]


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