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Chiang Dao Cave

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Address: Amphoe Chiang Dao, Chiang Dao, Thailand
Phone Number:
0947402294
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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US$ 126.63*
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Overnight Chiang Dao Valley Bike Tour
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US$ 615.00*
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3-Day Chiang Mai and Golden Triangle Tour Including Doi Mae Salong

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Great to visit but dot fall for photographer

Interesting cave to visit ... it has lots of information in English explaining all the whereabouts and how all different Buddhas come about ... same came from Burma!! Which I... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
AARON S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The best in Chiang Dao, I would go to Chiang Dao from Chiang Mai even only for seeing this. The caves are quite large, with many shapes inside formed by many different materials. Also there are some buddhist statues inside. There are two ways - one about 300m long, enlightened with small colourful lights, where you don't need a guide... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting cave to visit ... it has lots of information in English explaining all the whereabouts and how all different Buddhas come about ... same came from Burma!! Which I thought was interesting ... the cave walked was $200 (donation and guide tour inside the cave ) and photographer will follow u for pictures and she will take so many... More 

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Chonburi, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tripadvisor clearly don't value their reviewers which is odd, they should as reviews are their life-blood. Contributors are offered NO WAY of contacting Tripadvisor. Adding a new business (not as owner) is difficult and frustrating, I have tried three time to list a new resort in Thoen. I now have three "pending" reviews ALL of which suggest that I'm trying... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was staying close by and walked to the cave on a whim and was happy I did. I paid the fee to go in (I think it was 100 baht), but did not hire a guide. You can go a fair distance in this large well lit cave without a guide and it's worth seeing. It is quite extensive... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We hired a guide with a lamp and saw both routes through the caves. One route involved a bit of crawling and scrambling and would possibly be challenging to anyone with mobility issues. You need to wear clothing to cover shoulders and knees as there are temples within the cave. We saw a turtle in the large pond area at... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First I should admit that I am Totally biased, I love caves. I came to this area specifically to see the cave. And while it was not the most beautiful cave I have ever seen, it was a very interesting experience. The cave has many statues and shrines within the structure that are fun to view. We took the guided... More 

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

I live in Chiang Mai and go to Chiang Dao frequently for photography. I often go into the parking lot of Chiang Dao cave because I like making images of the Naga monument as it is one of the few in Thailand. Over Christmas a friend was visiting and she wanted to go through the cave. First, we paid the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Caves at the bottom of one of largest mountains in Thailand about 80 km north of Chiang Mai. Easy to find from Chiang Dao village just off one of the main roads from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai. Typical limestone cave with lots of "mites and tites" forming interesting structures to look at. The start of the cave is lite... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

In hindsight I wish I had worn long thai pants, as they would not let me through with shorts -I had to cover up with a loaned scarf which made climbing difficult. Wear good shoes and light fabrics, as it gets slippery and hot inside the cave. Worth paying for a guide, but make sure you stay close as they... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

The tour inside the cave was short and not very special. "Yes this look Monkey. Yes Chang Phuek ( White Elephant)" and before you know it, you are out of the lower caves.

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