Khao Luang is the 92-meter-high and medium-sized mount. There is the large cave inside, called Tham Khao Luang, which is the famous cave among Thai and foreign tourists. The memo from European people in the past 100 year recorded that people who arrived at Phetchaburi visit Khao Luang Cave.
Moreover, the picture of the cave exists in the printed work of Henry Mouhot, a French naturalist who travelled to Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia, which was published in 1864.
Tham Khao Luang cave is located on the beautiful Khao Luang where the sacred objects are inside. King Rama V and the royal family, other famous Thai and foreign people visited Tham Khao Luang such as Sunthornphu, the great poetry of Rattanakosin period, Dukes Johann Albrecht, the Regent of Brunswick and his wife, the royal guest of King Rama V. Therefore, the cave has full of the historical significance.
Buddha image, Buddha footprint, and the pagoda in the cave are the proof that this place has been renovated to be the Buddhist place since Ayutthaya period.
Later, in Rattanakosin period, particularly during King Rama IV and V period, there was the reconstruction of those sacred objects, and the construction of Buddha image and other constructions.
Tham Khao Luang
Location: Thongchai, Mueang Phetchaburi District, Phetchaburi 76000 Thailand