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Khao Chan Ngam Cave

khao-chan-ngam-cavekorat Posted on: 25th February 2016

Khao Chan Ngam is a forest temple which is located 44 km from the city of Korat which is not only known for its big statue of Buddha, its 150 meters of quiet and tranquil forest but also for the rock formations and caves that are found in its vicinity. The Khao Chan Ngam cave is a cave that is located on the temples backyard and is known for its prehistoric color paintings on the walls which are estimated to be around 3000 to 4000 years old. Visit this historical Khao Chan Ngam Cave in a Korat car rental from us and get to choose from the best offered car rentals ranging from economy to intermediate to luxury segments. Book with us and get numerous inclusions appended with the car rental deal with an added option of one way rental.


Prehistoric Paintings

Khao Chan Ngam cave is a naturally well preserved cave which holds highly significant collection of pictorial records that are said to be carved on the walls by an agrarian community; and hence is a great authentic source for scholars and historians. The paintings were discovered in 1938 and include various colored sketches of men, women and children done in red coarse paint. Its shows human forms in various postures and actions: dancing, sitting, firing arrows or hunting.

There are so easily interpreted that the visitors can themselves learn a lot by just observing the pictures for instance, hunting has been described by showing human forms man, women and children alike with bows and arrows in hands with animal like dog etc as companions standing at their heels etc. All the individual illustrations usually depict the part of a big scene and bring across simple themes which convey the daily routine and the prehistoric human’s way of life back then.

Charges and Opening Timings

  • It remains open all week, except Mondays and Tuesdays, from 8 in the morning till 5 in the evening.
  • While visiting the temple and cave, the visitors don’t have to pay anything to earn admission, moreover vehicle parking is also provided for free.


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