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This website has information on the caves of Thailand that has been compiled over several years. It is hoped that this is of use to those interested in caving in the region and stimulates exploration in the country. I would be very interested in receiving any information (references, grid co-ordinates, reports, surveys, etc.) on Thai caves.

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A new series of The Caves of Thailand books are being published. These describe all known caves, rock shelters, resurgences, stream sinks and other sites of speleological interest, along with surveys and references.
Volume 1 - Eastern Thailand
Volume 2 - Northern Thailand
Volume 3 - Western and Central Thailand
Volume 4 - Peninsular and Southern Thailand 

The Tham Phra Sai Ngam Rescue 6-7 April 2021

On Sunday 4 April 2021, 46 year old monk Phra Ajarn Manas, on his annual pilgrimage from Nakhon Sawan province, entered Tham Phra Sai Ngam to meditate. This 3 km long cave is on the western edge of the Thung Salaeng Luang National Park, 6 km north of Noen Maprang in Phitsanulok province. While he was in the cave a heavy thunderstorm caused a seasonal sump, 400 m from the entrance, to close trapping him in the cave. As the monk was planning to spend a long time in the cave (he reportedly had some food with him) the alarm wasn’t raised until noon on Tuesday 6 April.

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