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Lod cave in Pangmapha district

cave in Pangmapha
   Pangmapha district is famous in Thailand for having the most caves in the country, with an estimated one hundred caves in total. Each cave has its own individual beauty, although some are too dangerous for tourists without caving experience to visit. None of the caves have been wired electrically but local people provide lamps and offer their services as guides, taking visitors through the caves safely and securely.

Lod cave

   Lod Cave is one of the most widely visited cave, located in Lod Cave National Park some �.. kms to the north of Bangmapha town and 77kms from Maehongson. It's possible to reach the cave by car or motorbike. Local people wait in front of the cave to provide their services as guides with lamps. Running through the cave is a small river called Lang River. Lod Cave is also the name of the village that surrounds this cave.

Pha Puek Cave


    Pha Puek Cave is located 15 kms from the main road. On the way tourists can stop to enjoy the wonderful views of mountains and Shan and Black Lahu villages. The mouth of the cave is so wide that sunlight casts its light right inside the cave.

Phi Men Cave


   Phi Men Cave can be found about 1 km from the town centre by walking uphill for around 10 minutes. Inside the cave there are ancient wooden coffins. To reach Boh Phi River you can walk for about 40 minutes uphill from the village of Luk Khao Lam.

Pha Deng Cave


    Pha Deng Cave can be found about 10 kms north of the Khong River. There is a 20 minute walk from the road to reach the cave. There is a small stream that runs through this 1 km long cave that can be walked all the way from one end to the other during the dry season.

Bang Kham Cave


   There is junction off the main road to Bang Kham Cave, which lies 25 kms to the north from the road. The road to Bang Kham village hugs the border of the Shan State in Burma and is very beautiful. This cave is 800 m long but is suitable for exploration only by those experienced in caving.

Lang Nam Cave


   During the rainy season the river runs very high and it is not possible to visit this cave. However, you can visit during the dry or the winter season.

Su Sa Cave

   There is till no road leading up to Su Sa Cave, which means you have to walk for 3-4 hours to reach the cave. The cave is situated in what is still unspoiled jungle, and in the area there are more than 20 waterfalls. There is a large stream running through the cave. The cave is 800 metres long and inside there is an underground waterfall.
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