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Caves and Caving in Thailand

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Thailand is blessed with large tracts of limestone throughout its borders making it a veritable treasure trove of caves, flowstones, stalagmites, stalactites, and other underground formations.

 

It is estimated that there are approximate 4000 discovered caves in Thailand, but even more are unknown in the forest protected limestone peaks of the country.

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15 Amazing Caves in Western Thailand

Caves and Caving in Thailand

Many caves are still active temples perfect for meditation retreats and other Buddhist activities that are mostly found in Thailand’s National Parks, others ideal for cave diving, offering unforgettable moments full of fun adventures.

 

Caves in Thailand are revered as mystical and magical places, and if you are a traveler of an adventurous type, to explore some of the country’s fascinating caves is truly worth a try.

Natural Wonders in Thailand

Tham Lum Khao Ngu (Snake Mountain Cave)

Tham Lum Khao Ngu (Snake Mountain Cave)

This cave houses the world's tallest cave column 62 meter, it is located in Lam Khlong Ngu National Park in Kanchanaburi Province.

Location: Lam Khlong Ngu National Park, Kanchanaburi Province, Western Thailand

Driving direction from Kanchanaburi to Lam Khlong Ngu National Park. About 1 hour and 51 minutes, 144 km by Google Maps.


Khao Ngu Stone Park

Famous Caves in Thailand

Tham Lod Cave, Mae Hong Son, Northern Thailand

Tham Lod Cave

In a forest area in Pang Mapha district, 77 km. from town, the main attraction is a 1 km … Tham Lod Cave

Location: Mae Hong Son Province, Northern Thailand

The Nam Lang River flows through this cave in Mae Hong Son Province. Visitors can use rafts to see the stalactites and stalagmites. Tham Lot Cave System has a length over 1,600 meters, home of a large numbers of swifts and bats. Tham Lot Cave is located about 75 kilometers from Mae Hong Son Town.

Driving direction from Mae Hong Son to Tham Lot Cave. About 1 hour and 39 min, 74.3 km by Google Maps.

Driving direction from Chiang Mai to Tham Lot Cave. About 4 hours 8 minutes, 197 km by Google Maps.


Phraya Nakhon Cave Videos, Prachuap Khiri Khan Province
Khao Sam Roi Yot National Marine Park

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Tham Phraya Nakhon Cave

Phraya Nakhon Cave in Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park

The cave has a big hole through which a shaft of light reaches and permits the growth of various … Tham Phraya Nakhon Cave

Location: Khao Sam Roi Yot Marine National Park, Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, Western Thailand

Phraya Nakhon Cave is the most famous and most photographed cave in Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park, formed of two chambers, it is the symbol of Prachuap Khiri Khan Province. Phraya Nakhon Cave is accessed via Laem Sala Beach, the distance approximately 478 meters from the beach. To reach Laem Sala Beach you can hire a boat from Bang Ban Bu Beach or you can use the path over a small hill with an amazing viewpoint to the sea.

Driving direction from Hua Hin to Phraya Nakhon Cave inside Khao Sam Roi Yot Marine National Park. About 1 hour and 4 minutes, 51.7 km by Google Maps.

Tham Sai Cave, Khao Sam Roi Yot Marine National Park, Western Thailand

Sai Cave in Khao Sam Roi Yot Marine National Park

Located in the bush of Tanot, 9 kilometers far from the headquarters of the park. It is not too far to visit up to … Tham Sai Cave

Location: Khao Sam Roi Yot Marine National Park, Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, Western Thailand

Sai Cave with stalactites and stalagmites is the second most popular cave in Khao Sam Roi Yot Marine National Park after Phraya Nakhon Cave. To reach the cave there is a 280 meter trail approximately 30 minutes from the beach (from the parking area) to climb up the hill.

Driving direction from Phraya Nakhon Cave to Sai Cave inside Khao Sam Roi Yot Marine National Park. About 12 min, 10.5 km by Google Maps.

Kaeo Cave, Khao Sam Roi Yot Marine National Park, Western Thailand

Kaeo Cave in Khao Sam Roi Yot Marine National Park

Located 16 km from the Sam Roi Yot park headquarters and about 2 km from Ban Bang Pu, Kaew Cave is one of the … Kaeo Cave

Location: Khao Sam Roi Yot Marine National Park, Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, Western Thailand

Driving direction from Phraya Nakhon Cave to Kaeo Cave. About 3 min, 3.0 km by Google Maps.

Nam Thip Cave

Nam Thip Cave in Khao Sam Roi Yot Marine National Park

Nam Thip Cave is located on the way to Bang Ban Pu Beach in Khao Sam Roi Yot Marine National Park, follow the path to the entrance … Nam Thip Cave

Location: Khao Sam Roi Yot Marine National Park, Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, Western Thailand

The Kuha Karuhas Pavilion, Phraya Nakhon Cave

The Kuha Karuhas Pavillion in Phraya Nakhon Cave

The Kuha Karuhas Pavilion located in the second cavern of Phraya Nakhon Cave, was built by King Chulalongkorn in the 1890. If you visit the pavilion early morning then you will have a great view of it as the sun light enters the cave through the open ceiling.

Caving in Thailand

Le Khao Kob Cave, Trang, Southern Thailand

Le Khao Kob Cave in Trang

Tham Le Khao Kop is in Mu 1, Tamhon Khao Kop, about 7 kilometres from the district office on Phetkasem Road … Le Khao Kob Cave

Location: Trang Province, Southern Thailand

Wat Luang Pho Sot Thammakayaram, Ratchaburi Western Thailand

Wat Khao Chong Pran, Cave with Hundred Million Bats

Know as the Bat Cave located 15 km west of Photharam Town where you can see the thousands bats fly out of the cave … Wat Khao Chong Pran

Location: Ratchaburi Province, Western Thailand

Monkey Cave Wat Tham Suwankuha, Phang Nga, Southern Thailand

Monkey Cave Wat Tham Suwankuha

There are two caves to this temple with a large reclining Buddha image in the first and the second with stairs carved out … Wat Tham Suwankuha Cave

Location: Phang Nga Province, Southern Thailand

Khao Luang Cave in Phetchaburi Town, Western Thailand

Tham Khao Luang Cave

Khao Luang Cave in Phetchaburi

Tham Khao Luang (Khao Luang Cave) is found about 5 km outside of Phetchaburi town and is well worth … Tham Khao Luang Cave

Location: Phetchaburi Province, Western Thailand

Wat Tham Khao Luang is the original name of this cave, consist of a number of caverns and it is one of the must-see in Phetchaburi Town. Located approximately five kilometers from Phra Nakhon Khiri Historical Park (Khao Wang Palace). This cave houses a large Buddha image and all cave complex is filled with golden Buddha images. Bangkok Dangerous a 2008 crime thriller film with Nicolas Cage, was filmed insde this cave.

Driving direction from Phra Nakhon Khiri (Khao Wang) in Phetchaburi Town to Tham Khao Luang (Khao Luang Cave). About 15 minutes, 5.8 km by Google Maps.

Driving direction from Hua Hin to Tham Khao Luang (Khao Luang Cave). About 1 hour 6 minutes, 71.0 km by Google Maps.


Tham Rong Cave in Phetchaburi in Phetchaburi Province

Cave Prehistoric Paintings and Sculptures in Thailand

Driving direction from Ratchaburi to Ruesi Khao Ngu Cave. About 15 minutes, 8.1 km by Google Maps.

Tham Ruesi Khao Ngu Cave, Ratchaburi, Western Thailand

Ruesi Khao Ngu Cave in Ratchaburi

Situated 8 km from the town along the road to Amphoe Chom Bueng, Tham Ruesi Khao Ngu Cave … Tham Ruesi Khao Ngu Cave

Location: Ratchaburi Province, Western Thailand

Tham Rong Cave, Phetchaburi, Thailand

Tham Rong Cave in Phetchaburi

A small cave with an old Buddha statue, and more Buddha statues around the chamber, located on Phetkasem National Road … Tham Rong Cave

Location: Phetchaburi Province, Western Thailand

Pre-Historic Cave Paintings in Phi Hua To Cave, Than Bok Khorani National Park, Krabi Province, Southern Thailand

Pre-Historic Cave Paintings in Phi Hua To Cave

A small cave that is located in Than Bok Khorani National Park that has lot of paintings inside dating from about 3000 years ago … Phi Hua To Cave

Location: Krabi Province, Southern Thailand

Khao Khien Cave Ancient Draw, Ao Phang Nga National Park, Southern Thailand

Khao Khien Cave Ancient Draw of various animals 3,000 years old

This sea cave located on the way to Koh Panyi (island) and houses 3,000 years old rock paintings on the cliff … Khao Khien Cave Ancient Draw

Location: Phang Nga Province, Southern Thailand

Caves in Erawan National Park

Driving direction from Erawan Waterfall to Phra That Cave. About 25 minutes, 13.0 km by Google Maps.

Pra That Cave, Erawan National Park, Kanchanaburi, Western Thailand

Pra That Cave in Erawan National Park

Located 75 km from Kanchanaburi and about 8 km beyond the Erawan Waterfall, Pra That Cave is a large mountain … Pra That Cave

Location: Erawan National Park, Kanchanaburi Province, Western Thailand

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Mee Cave

As the name indicated, Mee cave is rumored amongst local villagers to have been the home of a bear (Mee in Thai) … Mee Cave

Location: Erawan National Park, Kanchanaburi Province, Western Thailand

Rua Cave, Erawan National Park, Kanchanaburi, Western Thailand

Rua Cave

Rua cave where the main feature of the cave is ancient boat-shape water bowl carved out of a log, the head of the … Rua Cave

Location: Erawan National Park, Kanchanaburi Province, Western Thailand

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Caves in Chaloem Rattanakosin National Park

Tan Lod Noi Cave, Chaloem Rattanakosin National Park

Tan Lod Noi Cave in Chaloem Rattanakosin National Park

Tan Lod Noi Cave is the first cave that you reach in Chaloem Rattanakosin National Park with a path that continues on the other … Tan Lod Noi Cave

Location: Chaloem Rattanakosin National Park, Kanchanaburi Province, Western Thailand

Chaloem Rattanakosin National Park with a number of natural attractions, located 95 kilometres north of Kanchanaburi town featuring caves, mountains and waterfalls, is part of the Western Forest Complex protected area.

Tan Lod Yai Cave Chaloem, Rattanakosin National Park

Tan Lod Yai Cave in Chaloem Rattanakosin National Park

It is a huge cave a natural stone arch on the top of the mountain and the main attraction of the park, a natural wonders in … Tan Lod Yai Cave

Location: Chaloem Rattanakosin National Park, Kanchanaburi Province, Western Thailand

Driving direction from Kanchanaburi Town to Chaloem Rattanakosin National Park. About 1 hour and 33 minutes, 94.5 km by Google Maps.


Khao Yoi Cave and Temple in Phetchaburi

Khao Yoi Cave and Temple, Phetchaburi, Western Thailand

Khao Yoi Cave and Temple in Phetchaburi

This cave is located on the hill, which is clearly visible from Highway No.4, behind the railway station of … Khao Yoi Cave and Temple

Location: Phetchaburi Province, Western Thailand

This cave is located on the hill north from Phetchaburi Town on the way to Ratchaburi, with many Buddha statues, a reclining Buddha statue at the entrance. Many more caves are connected together. There is a parking area outside the cave, and many monkeys which you can feed.

Driving direction from Phetchaburi Town to Khao Yoi Cave. About 22 minutes, 25.0 km by Google Maps.

Tham Chompon Cave, Ratchaburi, Western Thailand

Chompon Cave in Ratchaburi

Located 30 km west of Ratchaburi city in the vicinity of Chom Bueng, Tham Chomphon Cave was originally … Tham Chompon (Cave)

Location: Ratchaburi Province, Western Thailand

Driving direction from Ratchaburi City to Chompon Cave. About 32 minutes, 30.5 km by Google Maps.


Khao Bin Cave in Ratchaburi

Colorful Caves in Thailand

Khao Bin Cave, Ratchaburi, Western Thailand

Khao Bin Cave in Ratchaburi

Located 20 km from town on the way to Chom Bueng, this is the most dramatic and beautiful cave in Ratchaburi … Khao Bin Cave

Location: Tham Khao Bin Rd., Chom Bueng, Amphoe Mueang Ratchaburi, Chang Wat, Ratchaburi

Khao Bin Cave is the most popular and beautiful cave in Ratchaburi Province, extends 300m from the mouth with stalactite and stalagmite formations, colorful lights. The temperature within the cave is to high.

Driving direction from Ratchaburi Town to Khao Bin Cave. About 27 minutes, 23.2 km by Google Maps.

Caves in Sai Yok National Park

Driving direction from Sai Yok Noi Waterfall to Lawa Cave. About 29 minutes, 20.9 km by Google Maps.

Dao Daung Cave

Dao Daung Cave in Sai Yok National Park

Dao Daung Cave in Sai Yok National Park is about 100 meters long with stalagmites and stalactites divided into eight rooms … Dao Daung Cave

Location: Sai Yok National Park, Kanchanaburi, Western Thailand

Lawa Cave

Lawa Cave in Sai Yok National Park

Lawa Cave is located 76 km from Kanchanaburi on Khwai Noi River stalactites and stalagmites, is the most famous cave in the park … Lawa Cave

Location: Sai Yok National Park, Kanchanaburi, Western Thailand

Kreaw Cave

Kreaw Cave

Kaew cave is a small limestone cave, narrow cave mouth. No electric lighting due to Kitti Bat, smallest mammal … Kreaw Cave

Location: Sai Yok National Park, Kanchanaburi, Western Thailand

The Water Cave in Ratchaburi Province

Water and Sea Caves in Thailand

Wat Luang Pho Sot Thammakayaram, Ratchaburi Western Thailand

Wat Tham Nam, Water Cave

Located in Photharam District in Ratchaburi Province, there is a bridge inside the cave to follow over the water … Wat Tham Nam, Water Cave

Location: Ratchaburi Province, Western Thailand

Driving direction from Ratchaburi City to Wat Tham Nam, Water Cave. About 31 minutes, 23.0 km by Google Maps.

Lot Cave, Than Bok Khorani National Park, Krabi Province, Southern Thailand

Lot Cave in Than Bok Khorani National Park

Lot Cave (Tham Lot) is located in Than Bokkharani National Park surrounded by mangrove swamps and you can only reach the cave by boat … Lot Cave

Location: Krabi Province, Southern Thailand

Morakot Cave, Trang, Southern Thailand

Morakot Cave, Mook Island in Trang

Tham Morakot Cave, hides at the northern end of Ko Muk island, is the most outstanding attraction in the Trang … Morakot Cave, Mook Island

Location: Trang Province, Western Thailand

Phung Chang Cave, Southern Thailand

Phung Chang Cave, Elephant Belly Cave

The cave houses beautiful stalagmites and stalactites of various shapes, as well as contains sparkling calcite crystals … Phung Chang Cave

Location: Phang Nga Province, Southern Thailand

Phung Chang Cave with rock formations located in the small town of Phang Nga. They doesn't allow to take photos inside the cave and there is a tour to visit the cave. Inside the cave you have to walk in the shallow water, and using also canoe and bamboo raft. The length of Phung Chang Cave is about 1,200 metres.

Driving direction from Phuket to Phung Chang Cave. About 1 hour and 24 minutes, 87.5 km by Google Maps.


Wat Cha-Am Cave

Caves in Cha Am

Wat Cha-Am Temple and Cave

Wat Cha-Am, Temple and Cave in Cha Am

Located west of the beach on the junction with Narathip Road and Petchakasem Road … Wat Cha-Am Temple and Cave

Location: Phetchaburi Province, Western Thailand

The Cha-Am Temple is located on Petchakasem Road, in a large area with a small hill. On the top of the hill is a small cave housing an reclining Buddha image and more Buddha statues.

Driving direction from Cha Am Beach to Wat Cha-Am. About 7 minutes, 3.6 km by Google Maps.

Caves in Phetchaburi Province

Tham Khao Na Kouan Cave, Cha Am, Western Thailand

Tham Khao Na Kouan Cave

Tham Khao Na Kouan Cave is a small cave close to Cha Am with a nice viewpoint and few Buddha images inside … Tham Khao Na Kouan Cave

Location: Phetchaburi Province, Southern Thailand

Tham Khao Bandai It Cave, Phetchaburi City, Thailand

Tham Khao Bandai It Cave

This cave is located in Phetchaburi Town very close to Phra Nakhon Khiri Historical Park with many Buddha images inside … Tham Khao Bandai It Cave

Location: Phetchaburi Province, Western Thailand

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Than Bok Khorani National Park in Krabi Southern Thailand

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Caves in Thailand

Takhobi Cave, Tak, Western Thailand

Takhobi Cave in Tak

Takhobi caves is located in Ban Mae Klong Mai. It is an enormous cave beautifully and naturally decorated with … Takhobi Cave

Location: Tak Province, Southern Thailand

Tham Phra Khayang Cave, Ranong, Southern Thailand

Tham Phra Khayang Cave in Ranong

Tham Phra Khayang Cave is located on a mountain in Tambon Lamliala. Despite its small scale, this … Tham Phra Khayang Cave

Location: Ranong Province, Southern Thailand

Thamphathai Cave, Lampang, Northern Thailand

Thamphathai Cave

Located in Tham Phathai National Park between Mueang and Ngao Districts, Tham Phathai cave originated … Thamphathai Cave

Location: Lampang Province, Northern Thailand

Lab Lae Cave

Lab Lae Cave

Lab Lae Cave is located in Wat Phra Pathom Chedi the second tallest stupa in the world in the center of Nakhon Pathom, a small cave … Lab Lae Cave

Location: Nakhon Pathom Province, Central Thailand

Caves in Chumphon Province

Tham Rap Ro Cave, Chumphon, Southern Thailand

Tham Rap Ro Cave

Situated 10 km north of Chumphon, Tham Rap Ro Cave is a foothill temple cave consists of two … Tham Rap Ro Cave, Chumphon

Location: Chumphon Province, Southern Thailand

Tham Thip Prida Cave, Chumphon, Southern Thailand

Tham Thip Prida Cave

Tham Thip Prida Cave is located in a limestone mountain with a huge Buddha image on the front and many caves inside the rocks … Tham Thip Prida Cave

Location: Chumphon Province, Southern Thailand

Tham Than Lot Cave, Chumphon, Southern Thailand

Tham Than Lot Cave

Tham Than Lot Cave is a small cave in front of a green lake … Tham Than Lot Cave

Location: Chumphon Province, Southern Thailand

Buddha Cave at Wat Tham Mangkon Thong and
U Thong Wat Khao Phra Si Sanphet Cave

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Caves in Bang Saphan and Prachuap Khiri Khan Province

Ma Long Cave, Bang Saphan, Western Thailand

Ma Long Cave in Bang Saphan

Tham Ma Long Cave, one of the most accessible caves in Bang Saphan Yai, consisted of numerous spectacular … Ma Long Cave

Location: Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, Western Thailand

Ao Noi Caves, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Western Thailand

Ao Noi Caves

Tham Phra Nawn (Sleeping Buddha Cave) is accessible via a concrete trail that leads up and around the side of the hill … Ao Noi Caves

Location: Phrachuap Khiri Khan Province, Western Thailand

Caves in Ratchaburi Province

Ampoe pak Tho Lying Buddha Cave, Ratchaburi, Western Thailand

Amphoe pak Tho Lying Buddha Cave in Ratchaburi

A large cave in Ratchaburi Province with many Buddha statues, including and an reclining Buddha image … Ampoe pak Tho Lying Buddha Cave

Location: Ratchaburi Province, Western Thailand

Phang Nga Bay Sea Cave in Southern Thailand

Caves in Kanchanaburi Province

Krasae Cave, Sacred Buddha Images, Kanchanaburi, Western Thailand

Krasae Cave, Sacred Buddha Images, Kanchanaburi

Krasae Cave located in the Death Railway train line where the train pass, close to Tham Krasae Station … Krasae Cave, Sacred Buddha Images

Location: Kanchanaburi Province, Western Thailand

Caves in Thailand Travel Videos

Caves in Thailand Travel Videos

Tan Lod Yai Cave, Khao Bin Cave, The Water Cave, Nam Thip Cave, Khao Luang Cave, Tham Khao Yoi Cave … Caves in Thailand Travel Videos

Caves and Temples in Kanchanaburi City

Driving direction from Kanchanaburi Town to Wat Tham Mangkon Thong Temple. About 13 minutes, 9.5 km by Google Maps.

Wat Tham Mangkon Thong Temple, Kanchanaburi, Western Thailand

Wat Tham Mangkon Thong Temple

Situated 5 km from the town and accessible via bicycle or motorbike, Wat Tham Mangkon … Wat Tham Mangkon Thong Temple

Wat Ban Tham Temple (Cave Temple of the Golden Dragon), Kanchanaburi, Western Thailand

Wat Ban Tham Temple (Cave Temple of the Golden Dragon)

Wat Baan Tham or Temple of the Golden Dragon is an ancient temple that is located only a few kilometers from Kanchanaburi Town … Wat Ban Tham

Wat Tham Faet

Wat Tham Faet

Wat Tham Faet is another one temple with a cave and viewpoint to the Kwai River and it is only 12 kilometers far from Kanchanaburi … Wat Tham Faet

Driving direction from Kanchanaburi Town to Wat Tham Faet. About 17 minutes, 12.1 km by Google Maps.


Wat Tham Faet Cave in Kanchanaburi