Naka Cave is where a big snake-like rock quietly sits or a geological attraction caused by the surface of the rock at Phu Langka National Park , Phai Lom, Ban Phaeng District, Nakhon Phanom, Thailand.
“Naka Cave” is a newly discovered cave. Inside Phu Langka National Park Bueng Khong Long District Bueng Kan Province Which is outstandingly beautiful from the wonder and complexity of nature that makes the rocks around Naka Cave look like snake scales.
In geological science it is called “Sun Crack” (Sun Crack) caused by cracking of the surface of the rock. due to different temperature changes fast between day and night causing the stone to expand and contract alternately until broken into squares Later, it was decayed and eroded by vertical water and air. causing a layered appearance And with a distinctive pattern similar to the serpent, this is the source of the stories and beliefs passed down from the Naga caves.
according to legend “Grandfather Lue” who was cursed to be a serpent and was imprisoned The curse will be released and the area will be known and prosperous only after 10 years, which coincides with the 10th anniversary of the founding of Bueng Kan Province in 2020, causing people to see this cave spread the news.
The Naka Cave opened to tourists for the first time on July 1, 2020.
With the popularity of Naka Cave, it is necessary to limit the number of tourists to not more than 350 people per day, so before traveling, you must register to reserve a queue through the Queue Application. No more than 15 days in advance.
Access : Coordinates: 17.95352,104.10454 / Naka Cave (or Nāga Cave) is located in Phu Langka National Park which is in the Bueng Khong Long District of Bueng Kan Province, Thailand.
- Legend : According to ancient beliefs, there is a legend that “Puo Lue Racha” is a king who is cursed to be a serpent guarding this cave for eternity. because it is the cause of the unrequited love between the serpent and the human causing the prosperous city to collapse into the swamp Khong Long Rumors will be freed from the curse only when a new city is born.
- As for the journey up to the Naka Cave There is only one way to go , which is a walking path. It will be a 2 kilometer path up the mountain, alternating with soil and stairs. And there are some parts that have to pull the rope. The hiking trails are clearly marked with directions. and have officers at various points to guide and maintain the safety of tourists.
- Admission fee to visit Naka Cave : Visitors must pay a fee for the Naka Cave and Tad Wimanthip Waterfall. Adult 30 baht/person (fee 20 baht and life insurance 10 baht) Child 20 baht/person (fee 10 baht and life insurance 10 baht)
- Opening Hours : Jan 1 – Dec 31 , Mon-Sun： 08:00-15:00 *Opening hours may differ, please confirm the opening hours for specific days with the location.
Go next : Phu Langka National Park : Thitisararam Monastery / Tad Wimanthip Waterfall.