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Address: Highway Nr. 1095 | Pai, Mae Hong Son, Thailand

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Big fish in a little cave

This isn't really what I expected it to be. I expected a huge cave with fish in it but got a couple of holes in a rock filled with fish. The water flows out of the mountain... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Toowoomba, Australia
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Toowoomba, Australia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
39 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This isn't really what I expected it to be. I expected a huge cave with fish in it but got a couple of holes in a rock filled with fish. The water flows out of the mountain through a large underwater cave and spills into a pond and creek swarming with stunning large carp. Vendors sell bags of fruit, green... More 

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Vladivostok, Russia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

It's not a cave, it's just a small hole in the rocks, where you can see some fish. That's all. Well, also you can take a short walk around, but it will take 15-20 minutes max.

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The area is nice, especially as there were very few visitors, when we visited, but it's not much of an attraction.

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Christchurch
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Nice quiet place to have a stroll and see some huge fish. There are plenty of places to eat in the car park area. There is a small entrance fee, more expensive for farangs but that is the same all over Thailand. There is a nice shaded walk to get to the fish where you can purchase food to feed... More 

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Mae Hong Son, Thailand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Fish Cave is just a small hole in the ground ( about 1 m2) with dozens of fishes in it. There is really nothing more to see - and they even ask for entrance fee to see it. A complete waste of time and money. There is a little, nicely maintained park around it to walk through, but nothing worth... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Roughly 15 km from Mae Hong Son on the way to Pai, Thampla (literally cave fish in Thai) is a pleasant stop with good facilities and a gentle 500 m walk through a wooded area to a small cave with a river running out. The river is populated by hundreds of fresh water fish (some quite large) and you can... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Nice short walk to fish cave where you can buy a bag of food to feed the many, big, hungry carp at the pool where the stream from the cave comes out. Cave itself is not accessible. Whole visit not more than half an hour. You must pay 100 baht to enter as it is a national park.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Grounds were attractive and it is a pleasant short walk to the fish cave. We were there later in the day so not very busy. Toilets were great, according to my husband who used them frequently :)

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Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Lovely backdrop of mountains and mist on the morning we were there, a nicestream, big pond and the strange sight of fish swimming through a hole in the rock.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Thampla, as it is called in Thai, is a small cave that borders on a high mountain in which water runs out of the cave into a large stream. In the cave entrance as well as in the streams, there are thousands of large fish that swim gracefully in the water. It is worth a stop while in the area.... More 

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