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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  • Approximately 70 minutes from Chiang Mai, without traffic, you may see these caves. I enjoyed them! Impressive stalactites and stalagmites and some very narrow steps. To do the complete tour, about 30 minutes, it takes a guide with the kerosene lamp and that they know where to go. We will help you to find you. Recommendations: 1) contrary to what I thought in the cave is super hot 2) NO ai ciabattari. Just see chiselers that slip and get hurt. The tours are done with proper sneakers, flip-flops you go into pool 3) even though it's hot recommend a long trousers, nasty, because in some passages you strip on rock and bare legs you could scratch 4) backpacks and bags best left fuo RI saw that some passages are very tight. 5) there are both interesting, I would avoid restaurants that those dingy resort of them market front.
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  • There’s something magical when you enter a large cave and you encounter shrines, candles and statues everywhere. I really enjoyed my stay and it was well worth the journey. Highly recommend taking the...  more »
  • The caves are super cool with bats and Buddha shrines, the cave structure is incredible with classic cave features like stalactites and their fraternal twin the stalagmite. The real attraction is the ...  more »

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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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