Phra Nang Cave : Krabi, Thailand

On the edge of Phra Nang Beach in the Krabi Province of Thailand, a cave has been dedicated to a princess goddess named Phra Nang.

According to legend, Phra Nang was an Indian princess who was killed in a shipwreck. In another tale, Phra Nang was the wife of a fisherman who was lost at sea. She lived out the rest of her days in the cave, awaiting her husband’s return.

Today, local fisherman and boatmen leave offerings in Phra Nang Cave to ensure safe travel on the sea. These offers take the form of male genitalia – the cave is covered in many “linga”, or phallic-shaped statues meant to represent the Hindu god Shiva. The offerings in Phra Nang cave are especially realistic – the penises have discernible ridges and heads. They are decorated with colorful cloth, and the cave is filled with incense.

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Phra Nang Cave Krabi

Article Title: Phra Nang Cave : Krabi, Thailand

Short Description: On the edge of Phra Nang Beach in the Krabi Province of Thailand, a cave has been dedicated to a princess goddess named Phra Nang.

Author: Ruang-Ampon Buniad

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Phra Nang Cave : Krabi, Thailand was last modified on August 15, 2018 by Asia Travel Gate

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