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Chiang Dao Cave, Chiang Dao

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Chiang Dao Cave makes an interesting way to view Thailand's underground treasures. The site consists of over 100 caves, but you can only enter a handful safely. On your own, you can explore two simpler caverns that remain lit up for visitors; to see three others, you'll need to rent a gas lantern. Tour guides are optional but highly recommended if you want to spot the highlights of the caves, such as crystals and limestone formations. Wear old clothes and closed-toed shoes, and expect to crawl through small openings occasionally. Note that the temperature is cooler in the caves, so dress accordingly. See Chiang Dao Cave and all Chiang Dao has to offer by arranging your trip with our Chiang Dao vacation planner.
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  • The cave can be reached by car, at the entrance must be dressed appropriately as it is also a temple. The entrance costs 40 bath even for kids and you can decide whether to visit the cave alone or whether to pay 200 bath per the guide who accompanies you with a lamp and makes you do the full tour of the whole cave: there are 3 rooms accessed through narrow passages that by themselves are not seen. The last part to go back you go in the water about halfway up his calves, but I guess you could even ask to go back without having the water. Very nice ambiance and glance upon entering when you see the statues filled with various flowers and gifts
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  • We walked around the outside grounds only. The pond looks very nice but overall we found the place to be a very commercial set up.  more »
  • Gained us at the entrance and inside 40bt is could choose two visits, chose which put that is looked more caves and galleries, although they were 100bts more. It turns out that the tour consisted of visiting the cave with a guide (who didn't bother much to explain us nothing) taking only her a lantern, and face even by a very large Gallery of bats. When we arrived at the height of a zone very close by that had to cross rocks ended the visit because it was not liked us. Then we did another tour, and it is a cave without more, little cared for and with several altars of Buddha inside.
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  • Maggie was such a wonderful host! My boyfriend and I had a great time in Chiang Dao seeing the cave and temples and hot springs but I think our favorite part of our stay was our accommodations in one of Maggie's charming roundhouses! We enjoyed hanging around the roundhouses taking in the scenery just as much as we did getting out and exploring. Maggie has built a truly unique place to share with guests. I highly recommend it for your future stays in Chiang Dao!
  • Was really impressed, this place was wonderful. The roundhouses are gorgeous and really feel like home, the breakfast.. the view.. the area .. I just loved staying here - see you again Maggie
  • Amazing place, run by the sweetest old lady!
  • Perfect!! Maggie is a very nice lady. All recommend accommodation here.
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Where to stay in Chiang Dao

Chiang Dao lodgings range from backpacker rooms to cozy resorts, so there is something for every budget. The town remains a perfect getaway for tourists wanting to escape crowds and explore Thailand's untamed wilderness, and some guesthouses are set in the jungle to provide easy access to those unspoiled areas. In true Thai spirit, guesthouses are warmly decorated and run by friendly staff, though many rooms often share bathrooms and offer no air conditioning. If you plan to visit at the peak of the season, reserve your accommodations in advance and expect higher prices for both rooms and bike rentals.
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