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Let’s go caving

Wonders of the underworld ( Pang Mapha Caves )

Pang Mapha district has more than 200 caves, five of which are over 4 km long with world-class formations. It is a gorgeous area for exploring if you are a caving enthusiast.

It is a must-see visit for all adventurers with a love for natural geological formations and a thirst for knowledge of pre-historic heritage.

Tham Lod Cave

Tham Lod Cave is a huge stream cave crossed from the entrance to the exit by the Lang River, giving you an opportunity to float throughout on bamboo rafts.

Tham Lod Cave comprises 3 main chambers. Floating along in the darkness, listening to and smelling the bats overhead makes for a unique experience.

A typical visit includes a float through some of the caves followed by climbing through other portions to see the coffin cave and a couple of other caverns.

A complete visit should take about two hours depending on your pace and is crossed by the Lang River from the entrance to the exit.

Tham Lod is mostly known to be one of Thailand’s most impressive caves, partly for its size, partly for its attractive limestone stalactite formations, and also for its ancestral teak hidden coffins.

This cave is a good opportunity for the villagers to get a job such as a long-term guide or bamboo raft man.