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. For Chiang Dao Cave and beyond, use our Chiang Dao sightseeing tool to get the most from your Chiang Dao vacation.
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  • October 1, 2017
    Hi Folks - It's Jono from the lifestyle strategist. I had not been here before & we both had a nice fun couple of hours exploring the cave plus taking some nice photos. Good fun for the whole family. ...  more »
  • October 1, 2017
    Well, it's a cave. Not the most spectacular one i've visited but not bad either. I've read some reviews about guides pushing you to go with them, I didn't had that experience. Once in (entrance fee 40...  more »
  • September 21, 2017
    A very nice place. A soothing visit and bringing a strange atmosphere cave and spirituality. Do not hesitate to take the guide for unlit parties
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  • April 19, 2016
    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!
  • March 15, 2016
    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
  • October 25, 2015
    Amazing place, run by the sweetest old lady!
  • February 12, 2017
    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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