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Fish Cave

Highway Nr. 1095 | Pai, Mae Hong Son, Thailand
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Ranked #10 of 20 Attractions in Mae Hong Son
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 NEW

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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Lawrence, Kansas
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97 reviews 97 reviews
33 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

This place is a natural park so there are different entrance fees for thai and farang (unless you bring a work permit)... This place is a worth spending an hour or two at. Some of the fish are monstrous in size. They'll break out in feeding frenzies. I feed them dog food but I saw other people feeding them fruit... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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207 attraction reviews
224 helpful votes 224 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 via mobile

We knew of the Fish Cave of Mae Hong Son many years ago when we first passed through it. After the first visit, we always make it a point to buy some green vegetable from the market to feed the fishes. The cave must be quite big. Since no matter how much we brought of the green vegetable, it never... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Nice park for a picnic. The 'cave' is more like a hole in the rock. Worth a visit only if you are driving on the main road (1095).

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bangkok
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21 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

First of all there’s a huge mix-up on these pages between: Tham Pla (The Fish Cave), which is about 20 minutes drive north of MHS on the road to Pai, and, Tham Lot cave near Soppong, Pang Mapha district, Mae Hong Son Province which is about 40 minutes south of Pai on the road to MHS. There’s even photos of... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is an amazing place to visit with nice walks inside and a possibility to feed the fish that grow there

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Hobart, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I visited the monkey temple and fish cave last week. The beautiful natural setting of the cliff face, and stream is completely spoiled by the numerous caged animals kept on the site. The animals are kept in appalling conditions with very little regard given their basic needs of food and water and shelter, and absolutely no attempt to provide enrichment... More 

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Stop at the first booth closest to the road. This lady has the best chicken in Northern Thailand. We come up to Fish Cave on our way to Mac Cham Pae and stop here every time!

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London, United Kingdom
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136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

550B for entrance, guide and a bamboo boat to transport you around the cave. Despite comments on there I thought the cave was great - so big and loads of interestingly shaped stalagmites and stalactites. Thousands I fish you can feed too, 10/20B fish food as you enter, there are seriously thousands of fish in the water in the dark... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Quite boring! That's a lot fish though.. Perhaps a good place for kids. It’s about 30 minutes drive from the Mae Hong Son town, and needs pay 100 Baht for entry.

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