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One of the Phetchburi's most attractive attractions is without a doubt Khao Luang Cave. The cave was often visited by the royal family as great spot for picnics and meditation since the reign of King Rama IV in the 19th century. The cave chamber lies about 90 feet below ground and has openings in the ceiling that bring in natural lighting. The limestone cave is festooned with stalactites and stalagmites, and more than 180 Buddha statues are placed around the cave's 3 main chambers. Of these, the most impressive are the 12 foot high Buddha image and the 16 foot Reclining Buddha, both cast under the royal command of King Rama V.
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One of the Phetchburi's most attractive attractions is without a doubt Khao Luang Cave.  The cave was often visited by the royal family as great spot for picnics and meditation since the reign of King Rama IV in the 19th century. The cave chamber lies about 90 feet below ground and has openings in the ceiling that bring in natural lighting. The limestone cave is festooned with stalactites and stalagmites, and more than 180 Buddha statues are placed around the cave's 3 main chambers. Of these, the most impressive are the 12 foot high Buddha image and the 16 foot Reclining Buddha, both cast under the royal command of King Rama V.