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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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3-Day Chiang Mai and Golden Triangle Tour Including Doi Mae Salong
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Interesting and amusing visit through the caves

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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 2 weeks ago 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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The Catlins, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Good access if you need a cave that is not squeezy or too rough. There are lovely buddist statues and shrines in the cave. But like it all show caves it is too artificially lit and like alot of caves, very badly damaged.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

You needs to pay about 40baht for entry fee. A normal cave with a lot of Buddha statue. You needs to pay extra if you wants to explore the deeper side of the cave.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

As far as visiting caves goes, this is a very nice one to visit. I suggest you pay the THB 40 entrance fee per adult and choose the gas lantern and guide - this will cost another THB 200 for a small group - half fee/half prepaid tip. The tour is pretty good and we had a very nice lady... More 

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Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Just down the road from our accommodation at Nest 2. Only entered the first cavern as I considered following the lady with a lantern through the more narrow passageways was a bit too much for my aged frame. But it was well worth the small trip. Strange looking blue pond outside. But the highlight of the trip was seeing some... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

It's a average cave when compared to other Asia caves. Nevertheless it's still worth the visit. To have a walk thru the cave and there another stretch that u will need to pay the guide to carry a kerosene lamp to walk you thru...but u can choose not to take this route.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

If you're in the area, these caves are worth visiting for many reasons - geology, religious significance, adventure. Our guide spoke a little English but I would have loved more detail about the bats and the cave history. Wear sturdy shoes and clothing that covers knees (if you're female). No tank tops, out of respect for the traditional custodians. There... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

This cave is also a temple so make sure you are not wearing a tank top. The gas light tour was good, costs an extra 100B for the lamp and 100B for the guide. The guides English wasn't great but that didn't really matter. Had to crawl through afee small openings to get into further chambers, claustrophobic people may find... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

If you are in the region why not go and visit this cave. It is not well conserved but you have several Buddhist temples inside it and you can get a lamp with a guide who gets you around the dark part of the cave. Quite a funny experience vs the electrified part which is ok but not so exceptional.

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