Year of 2017

Kuha Karuhas pavilion in Phraya Nakhon Cave, Thailand

The throne in this cave was built in the late 19th century during the reign of the Thai king Chulalongkorn. It’s managed by Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park, less than 11 miles away, so many visitors to that mountainous park on the Gulf of Thailand coast include the cave on their itinerary. A hole in the cave’s ceiling floods the chamber with light every morning, a feature that’s understandably irresistible to photographers.

Khao Sam Roi Yot is a marine national park in Kui Buri District, Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, Thailand. It covers 98.08 km², of which 20.88 km² are marine areas. The park was established in 1966, and was the first coastal national park of Thailand. The park includes Thailand’s largest freshwater marsh.
Established: 1966