The Cave of Cock: Ao Nang, Krabi

the-cave-of-cock-ao-nang-krabiI love a cock as much as the next person but a whole cave full of them? That’s what I call a tourist attraction! So it is in Ao Nang, Krabi. At the end of an idyllic white sand beach there is a cave that is chockers full of carved wooden wangs. Big ones, small ones, short ones and possibly even curly ones.  I can vouch for the fact that there was a triple-header that is way more hardcore than anything I have ever seen in a sex shop (Dad, if you’re reading this, block your eyes).

The purpose of this (totally Freudian) dick-filled orifice is apparently ‘chok dee’ or good luck for the local fishing community. The idea is that you front up to the cave, carved penis, burning incense and flowers in hand, and you pray to the Princess of the Cave for a good catch. This is a hyper-local tradition that to the modest Thai employees of the Rayavadee Resort is as normal as plastering the Australian flag on your arm on Australia Day.

Which makes me think that maybe we need a Cock Cave in Sydney? After all, if there are plenty of fish in the sea, why not shift the odds in favour of a good catch?

What is the weirdest, most outlandish thing you have ever seen overseas? Surely there must be phallic things all over the place … do tell!

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7 Responses to “The Cave of Cock: Ao Nang, Krabi”
  1. Best. post. title. ever! ROFL!

  2. Monica says:

    You crack me up Em. Loved the first line of your blog – definately roped me into reading the article.

  3. Stevie D says:

    Jeez. Not sure what to say about this post my dear wife. Let’s hope the only thing those fisherman do to those fish is catch them…

  4. aims says:

    Amazing, I don’t think I’ve seen anything on my travels that could compare with a cock cave!

  5. Doug says:

    Em, this is perhaps the best travel post I have ever read. I think that I shall forward it to Rick Steves, who I met the other night. Oops, he’s an American who only does European travel books. I wondered if he’s ever seen anything like this. I have not!

  6. admin says:

    Aww – thanks so much Lorraine, Mon and Doug!

  7. Lisa says:

    There is a shop like this in Sicily (Taormina, I think), amongst all the village cafes and candlelit restaurants – a little store/bar devoted entirely to phalluses. I know, I didn’t believe it till I saw it, either.

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