Tham Pha Nang Koi ‘A cave of a sad love legend’
Let’s get to know about a sad love legend at Tham Pha Nang Koi, Phrae Province.
The story of the Tham Pha Nang Koi cave states two names: Princess Aranyanee and Kanongdetch, which were a love couple. Princess Aranyanee was pregnant and ran away with her man, as they were hunted down by soldiers. Just before they escaped into the cave, Princess Aranyanee had been shot at her chest. Soon she gave birth to her son. She also begged Kanongdetch to go away for his life. That was their last goodbye. According to the legend, Princess Aranyanee wait for Kanongdetch for a very long time, so long that her body transformed into stone. That’s where the name ‘Nang Koi’ came from. Nang means ‘lady or woman’ in English. Koi means ‘wait’.
It’s a great idea to visit the cave with your husband, wife, girlfriend, or boyfriend. Pha Nang Koi cave can be considered as a love monument that represents eternal love. Therefore, you and your love one will feel so romantic and that should make your love stronger.
Tham Pha Nang Koi is a limestone cave. It’s in the middle of a forest, on a 50-metre cliff. The cave is about 150 metres deep. You will need a flashlight to explore it. With that, you will see beautiful stalactites around.
Beside of the love legend. There is also a Lord Buddha statue for you to pay respect to. Let’s do so for your own good forture
How to get there
Just take the Highway 101. Continue straight and turn left at the 58th or 59th kilometre. Then keep going for another 800 metres. It won’t be too long, as the cave is only 34 kilometres from the heart of Phrae.
Huai Rong Waterfall
Wiang Sarong Siam Money Museum
- Huai Rong Waterfall
The waterfall is about 20.69 kilometres away from the cave. It’s also known as Huai Long Waterfall. Located in the middle of a forest, the waterfall is cool and clean. The atmosphere there is sweet and relaxing.
- Wiang Sarong Siam Money Museum
This museum is very interesting. It gathers a lot of old money collections from various periods. See them for yourself. They’re really rare. Beside of the money, there are also some antiques like utensils and many others.