Thai Wonders of the underworld

I was surfing internet looking for Thai caves and I stumbled across these breathtakingly beautiful photographs of  caves in Pang Mapha (ปางมะผ้า), Mae Hong Sorn province (แม่ฮ่องสอน), Thailand.

Credit photos:  www.dailymail.co.uk , Photos taken by experienced Australian cave explorer John Spies.

[1] ถ้ำลอด Tham Lod cave in Pang Mapha, Thailand. It is one of hundreds of caves located in this region and those visiting before sunset can watch the birds entering and the bats exiting in their millions.

John Spies explores the Tham Lod cave in Pang Mapha, Thailand

Pang Mapha: John Spies explores the ancient caves of Tham Lod in Pang Mapha, Thailand

Pang Matha - David Pierce examines a 21.4 metres high column at Tham Lod cave in Pang Mapha, Thailand

John Spies explores the Tham Lod in Pang Mapha, Thailand

Shan Man Ong, standing on the bamboo raft explores the downstream entrance of Tham Lod cave in Pang Mapha, Thailand

[2] ถ้ำน้ำลาง Tham Nam Lang in Pang Mapha, Thailand. 

Pang Mapha in Thailand

[3] ถ้ำลำคลองงู Tham Lum Klong Ngu (Snake Mountain cave) in Kanchanaburi province. It houses the world’s tallest cave column a monolith that stretches to a staggering 62 meters. The downward falling stalactites take on a striking orange color.

A majestic view of Tham Lum Khao Ngu (Snake Mountain cave) which houses the worldís tallest cave column (62 m) in Kanchanaburi, Thailand

Learn Thai with Mod’s vocabulary

ถ้ำ /tâm/ = cave

 

I look forward to explore these caves myself in the near future. Have you been there before? How amazing was it?

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Mod

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8 Responses to Thai Wonders of the underworld

  1. Richard 18/11/2012 at 10:49 #

    Beautiful.!
    spectacular!

  2. Melissa Anderson 09/10/2012 at 12:55 #

    Thai wonders of the underworld is one of the amazing and fascinating ambiance that an explorer would love to explore.Will surely look forward for more breath taking adventure’s of your’s. [ heir to the underworld dot com ]

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