Not only does Thailand have some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, mouthwatering cuisine, and kind and welcoming people, but it is also home to some of the most magnificent caverns in the entire world. You will be astounded by what you find if you look at our ranking of the caves in Thailand that we consider the most stunning.
Tham Lot, Pang Mapha
Sappong, located around 40 minutes to the south of Pai, is where you will find Tham Lot Cave. This magnificent cavern can be explored in one of two distinct ways, but in either case, you will need the assistance of a knowledgeable local guide. The first option is to take a bamboo raft into the cave and then walk back out through the forest; the second choice is to take the bamboo raft into the cave and then walk back out via the forest. Due to the fact that you will be climbing stairs to explore some of the most impressive caves, this excursion requires a fair degree of physical fitness from its participants. Get in touch with Cave Lodge if you’re interested in going on adventurous caving, kayaking, or hiking trips.
Tham Chiang Dao, Chiang Dao
Chiang Dao is home to some amazing limestone temple caverns that are well worth exploring. Over one hundred caves make up the complex, located in a mountain range that is ten kilometres long. A good number of the caverns have temples, statues, and paintings depicting the Buddha. There is a little charge to enter the caves, and if you want to venture farther into them, you will need to pay for the services of a local guide to show you the way. In addition, Chiang Dao is well-known for its many hiking paths.
Phraya Nakhon Cave, Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park
One of the most beautiful caves in Thailand is Phraya Nakhon Cave, which can be found in Khao Sam Rot Yot National Park, which is about a 45-minute drive south of Hua Hin. Along the way to the cave, you will pass by beaches with white sand, mountains that are steep, and forests that are beautiful. The entrance to the cave is split into two separate chambers, both of which are exposed at the very top. The Kuha Karuhas pavilion is a wonderfully magical sight to behold, and it can be found inside the main room.
Open daily: 8 am. M. – 4 pm
Phi Hua To Cave, Krabi
The most well-known cave in Krabi is called Phi Hua To Cave, and it can also be referred to as the “huge head” Ghost Cave. It can be found close to Than Bok Khorani National Park. The caverns are made of limestone and are decorated with paintings and sculptures that show humans as well as marine animals. Mangrove woods flank the caves. The location, which is thought to have been used as a burial ground more than three thousand years ago, has been given the evocative moniker “Great Ghost Cave Head.” A significant number of human skulls have been found in this location. In addition to that, the cave is famous for the tiger paw that has been set into the rock.
Open daily: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Viking Cave, Koh Phi Phi
An amazing limestone cave decorated on the walls with stunning paintings depicting ancient Viking ships. In addition, the cave is a well-known location for collecting a certain variety of bird’s nests, an essential ingredient in a classic Chinese soup. Although visitors are not permitted inside the cave at this time, you will still be able to have a good look at it from the boats because they get you near enough.
Tham Lum Khao Ngu (Snake Mountain Cave), Kanchanaburi
Get ready to have your mind blown. Tham Lum Khao Ngu is the location of the world’s tallest cave column, which towers an impressive 62 meters (200 feet) above the ground. This magnificent building is a breathtaking sight to behold, as it appears like a mega-church organ.
Monkey Cave (Wat Tham Suwan Khuha Cave Temple)
This cave is home to a stunning golden statue of Buddha in the lotus position. Individuals with claustrophobia symptoms may find the cave an ideal solution because of its plenty of natural light and spacious interior. The name of the place gives away the fact that many monkeys are emerging from the cave. Be wary of the fact that they are combatants.
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