Phung Chang Cave
Phung Chang Cave
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Dymio
Krasnoyarsk, Russia15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
Great experience. Even if you have been in caves and liked it, but have never been on a boat in cave — I encourage you to try it.
Very nice personnel. They are not only polite and helpful, they really love this cave, know every wall and show a lot of fun places. One of guys asked my wife to light on the special hole in stalactite and we saw a heart symbol made by shadows.
And the moment, when you turn off all the lights in the end of your way — it’s full darkness. It’s so dark that you almost physically feel it. Unique.
Written 21 February 2020
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James Hamilton
Phuket, Thailand15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
Had group of ten ranging in age from 7 to 73. Outstanding day trip. Well organized and great safe adventure. Youngest one a little scared at first. One hour very easy walk sometimes in water below the knee. Easy but added to the adventure. Added advantage that nice and cool in the cave so a great trip to do at midday. Not recommended if claustrophobic.
Written 9 January 2020
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Lynnea44
Johannesburg, South Africa30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
Yes, the price is expesive and Yes, the level of disorganisation will make you seriously feel like you are about to get scammed.

But if you wait I while with an open mind you will realise that all of the people who operate the tours are wearing yellow and although you do not get a proper ticket after handing over a small fortune (500 baht per person and our thai driver had to haggle hard to drop his price down to 300 baht).

Once we had paid they were very efficient and equipped us with head lamps. And checked shoes. Wearing clothing and shoes that can get wet up to knees.

Although no photos are allowed you can take photos at the entrance and they take a formal one that you can buy too. I did not find that the lack of photographs impacted on my experience.

The canoe trip. Bamboo raft and walking through water in the cave were special. I do not care whether or not they arteficially flood the cave it was a levely experience and the guide showed us many different shaped formations. It definitely helped to have Mr Luang as a translator as we would have missed out on much of the information.

I am very glad we did this trip. Was worth it and worth the money.
Written 16 December 2019
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Pierre M
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Friends
The cave tour is very expensive, not nearly 1 hour as claimed and the tour guide is constantly rushing through everything. Be sure to take shoes that walk comfortably in the water, as your feet will hate you if you attempt this barefoot.

Worst part of all, you're not allowed to take any photographs and they charge you a ludicrous amount for a single photo taken right at the beginning of the cave.

Would NOT recommend!
Written 10 August 2016
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UkTonyB
uk94 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Family
Great little stop off on the way to lots of things to do in phangnga, you can take a assisted kayak trip into the mountain, but it’s awesome
Written 30 May 2019
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jazsacher
Bangkok, Thailand1,387 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
This is a cave experience at its raw core. The price is a bit expensive but certainly worth the 1 hour experience. For the one hour you have a dedicated tour guide that takes you you into the bowels of this cave complete with bats, mini-waterfalls, fossils, and incredible cave sculptures. This tour underscores the wonders of Nature and amazing works of art which it can sculpture. However, this tour is not for the meek of heart; especially if you are claustrophobic. You need to get on and off two different rafts and then walk in the cave with water literally up to your knees for over 1.5 Km total (up and back). At one point of the tour, we were told to turn off our lights and I was astonished how dark the cave was... you couldn't see a thing! I went back an forth trying to decide whether this tour was worthy of a 4 or 5 Star TA rating. In the end, I felt a 5 Star rating was most appropriate considering the uniqueness of the experience. I enthusiastically recommend this tour for anyone who is physically up to it... it is a memorable and raw experience. Also, as a bonus they have playful monkeys outside of the cave which climb trees and dive into the water outside the came... truly fun and unique !
Written 23 September 2018
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Cherilyn L
53 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
mesmerizing & beautiful natural cave. get to experience sitting on bamboo craft along certain stretch of the cave & also walk in at least knee-deep water at some point. world smallest bat can be seen here in this cave. the guide is very friendly & gave a lot of info about the cave. only letdown is that visitors are not allowed to take photos in the cave.
Written 20 May 2018
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Cathy&Gary
South Australia, Australia15,782 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Friends
In Phang Nga town there is a mountain called Khao Chang and inside that mountain is Phung Chang Cave, a dark cave with stalagmites and stalactites that is also called the Elephants Belly Cave.

Exploring this cave is by boat, raft and walking but you need to enter via Wat Pra Paht Pra Jim Temple then go to the back of the compound. No photos can be taken inside the cave.

At the entrance to the cave there are guides who will take you through the cave for 500baht. Make sure you also have a look around Wat Pra Paht Pra Jim Temple as well and the grounds as it is very beautiful.

Phang Nga town is about 1.5 hours drive to Phuket and just over an hour to Khao Lak, fantastic area to explore.
Written 16 April 2018
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keith_aggersberg
Norwich, UK77 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
An Interesting visit, we went as we were staying about a mile or two away. It's 500 bath entrance for foreigners, locals only 200. You get given a head LED lamp to strap on and you MUST wear flip flops or similar (available to buy for only 100 Baht).
The trip starts with a kayak, you change to a bamboo raft then you wade the rest.
Written 3 March 2018
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Mark W
6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Family
Passed the entrance to the temple and cave by accident and went in for a look to see what was going on.

For 500 baht per person and 200 for my son age 10 we were taken by canoe, raft and foot through this amazing cave. Well worth a visit.

Only negative was the tour was a wee bit rushed but that's being picky.

All in all a great experience.
Written 14 April 2017
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