This temple is centered in an enormous limestone cave in Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park in Thailand. It would have been easy to spend the entire day here. The magnificence and beauty were one thing, but the palpable spirituality of the place was awesome. Fortunately, the day I visited was not a crowded day, there were even a few moments when I found myself seemingly alone in the cave. The only things I could hear were the sounds of the jungle above me as they echoed down into the cavern. One of the more interesting observations for me, however, was the compatibility of nature and anthropogenic influence in this setting. Rarely am I surrounded by natural beauty and not offended by the anthropogenic footprint. Here, however, it seemed that the temple belonged in the cave and that the cave welcomed the temple. Neither words, nor pictures can do the scene justice, especially when you take into account the feeling the place elicited. It was incredible. If you’re interested in some more photos of the cave, you can find them in my Thailand photo album, under my current adventures page.