Thailand has a little bit of everything – stunning beaches, ancient temples and pagodas, mouth-watering street foods, hospitable locals, and above all, a list of the most famous and beautiful caves for your special Thailand vacation packages.
These breathtaking caves of Thailand will leave visitors in awe as they bear in themselves the bygone era’s mysterious beauty. It’s time to immerse in an ancient atmosphere and listen to the call of nature!
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Top 5 Grant Thailand Caves You Can Discover
Tham Lot, Pang Mapha
Located in Pang Mapha district, 40 minutes drive from Sappong, Tham Lot Cave captures adventure seekers and nature lovers’ souls by its magnificent timeless beauty.
Dubbed as Thailand’s biggest cave, Tham Lot appears as a 1.600-meter limestone chamber with an impressive cave system. With the Nam Lang River flowing throughout the cave, this underground world becomes peculiar and magical, waiting to be explored.
To reach the cave, there are two options, and each brings a different experience. You can choose to take a raft made from bamboo throughout the journey or enter the cave by raft and leave by walking in the forest. Both options require local guides and fitness as you will experience climbing and hiking quite a lot to discover the cave.
Tham Chiang Dao, Chiang Dao
Another not-to-miss destination on your travel to Vietnam Cambodia and Thailand is this natural wonder of limestone mountains and prehistoric temples. Nestled at Chiang Dao Mountain’s foot, the Tham Chiang Dao Complex can take anyone by surprise with its gigantic cave system extending over 10 kilometers.
While discovering many of its 100 caves inside, you will come across an impressive number of Buddha statues, relics, shrines, mysterious dirt paths, and tunnels. It’s recommended to enter this giant complex with a tour guide as you will have the chance to listen to interesting local history during the journey.
Other highlights of Tham Chiang Dao Cave are sparkling stalactites and stalagmites and the peaceful image of local monks meditating inside the cave.
Phi Hua To Cave, Krabi
Famously known under the English name “Big-headed Ghost Cave,” Phi Hua To Cave is Krabi’s most popular tourism highlight. As for its creepy and peculiar name, the cave was used to perform burial rites some 3.000 years ago. It’s not surprising to discover several prehistoric paintings describing the past life of humans and animals.
Exploring deeper inside the cave, more and more skulls and bizarre-looking rock formations shaped like crocodiles and dragons come into view, creating a gloomy yet exhilarating atmosphere.
To enjoy a more relaxing vibe, you can consider visiting Than Bok Khorani National Park nearby for swimming in naturally-formed pools or picnicking with family.
Viking Cave, Koh Phi Phi Ley
If you are into terrifying full-of-adventure Viking childhood stories yet, it’d be a big mistake to ignore Viking Cave in Koh Phi Phi Leh on your quest of finding the most beautiful cave in Thailand.
The name “Viking” comes from several ancient paintings drawn by sailors seeking shelter during storms. Unfortunately, the cave is now closed to the public, but speed boats can get you close to its surrounding to have an overview of this beautiful cave.
Apart from being a tourist attraction, the Viking Cave is also the home of Swiftlet birds, whose nests are one of the primary ingredients in Chinese dishes and medicines.
Snake Mountain Cave (Tham Lum Khao Ngu), Kanchanaburi
Get ready to be blown away when visiting this “masterpiece of creation”! Tham Lum Khao Ngu possesses the planet’s tallest cave pillar, at 200-meter tall, making this mighty structure resemble an enormous church organ.
Besides its Thai name, the cave is also popularly called “the Snake Mountain Cave” and is situated in the Lam Khlong Ngu National Park. Another highlight of the cave is its stunning stalactites and stalagmites with striking shapes and forms.
After exploring the cave, don’t forget to take a leisure walk through the park or participate in many adventure activities such as hiking, rock climbing, and kayaking. Not to mention soaking under the cool, clear water of Nang Kruan Waterfall to escape the tropical heat!
All things wrapped up
Has this list of the most famous and beautiful caves in Thailand got you excited and ready to explore? If it hasn’t, we don’t know what will! These caves are not only full of mystery but also adorned with the beauty of wild and majestic nature, making it a perfect place to escape our mundane lives for a while.
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