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Quieter when arrived in the earlier morning. Will enjoy and photo bomb more the beauty of nature. Still consider raw for my opinion.
We have seen better caves. However definitely a potential with tourism support(I guess)
The 40 bath pp. entrance fee is worth it, at least you are in a cave, which is nice, and the temperature is good :) I would advice NOT to take the guided tour as it is OPTIONAL and of very poor quality (with the...More
What seems like a small and interesting cave expands to become a very unique experience. It is worth the 20 baht to take a guide as this is the only way to enter into the deeper part of the cave as the guide will carry...More
Just couples hours drive from Chiangmai this place definitely a must to visit. The first part of the cave has lighting and you can walk around on your own. The second part requires s guide which will provide the lantern for ฿200 for up to...More
Some sections of the cave can only be visited with a guide.
When entering I was quickly informed that a guide costs 200 Baht and there was a sign explaining that the villagers working as guides are only volunteers and it would be only fair...More
The fee to enter the cave is only 40B per person & it's well worth it. The cave was very interesting & we only went as far as there were lights. We did not hire a "lantern lady" to take us further in to the...More
Great Caves for the area. Worth paying a guide to go into the non electric section. Was quite sad to see the tourist dollar pushed them in the direction of electricity in Caves. Personally feels it detracts from their beauty but each to their own....More
The entry fee is definitely worth the walk. The lit part of the cave was much bigger than I anticipated. There was also a well maintained walkway through the cave making the walk easy for families with young kids or elders. I went around 7-8am...More
Drive to the north of Chiang Mai to visit one of the most beautiful cave in Thailand. This limestone cave have 5 rooms for all the tourists to visit. 2 cave had been equipped with light on and the other 3 have to go with...More
To get to Chiang Dao town from Chiang Mai, it's very easy and cheap to get the Thaton/Fang bus from Chang Phuak bus station - north of the Old City. The buses go from 6 am to around 7:30 pm daily, about every half an hour... More
To get to Chiang Dao town from Chiang Mai, it's very easy and cheap to get the Thaton/Fang bus from Chang Phuak bus station - north of the Old City. The buses go from 6 am to around 7:30 pm daily, about every half an hour, for 50 Thai baht. The route passes Mae Rim and Mae Taeng. There is a checkpoint through the way, where you must show your passport or ID card, so don't forget this!
The more difficult part is getting to the caves and Wat Tham Chiang Dao, since they are located quite a distance out of Chiang Dao town. The turn-off to the caves is posted in the town - also with signposts to Malee's Nature Bungalow and The Nest. From there, a bicycle, motorcycle, or motorcycle taxi is the best option (easy to rent in the town). Songtaews also go there regularly. The songtaews and motorcycle taxis charge high prices to foreigners, up to 150 Thai baht. If you are really on a budget, as I was, you can walk the 5 km there from the turn-off - it's a pleasant forested route with many things to see. But I wouldn't advise another lone female to do this during the low season, when there are fewer tourists, and you also get really tired!I got a car ride part of the way with a lady who sells soap there! If you walk, it's important to start early in the morning and start early going back.
Probably the best idea would be to stay at one of the guesthouses on the route to the caves, since it's an easy walk or bicycle ride from most of the guesthouses to the caves. Get a songtaew or moto taxi to take you to drop you at the guesthouse with your luggage, and then when you go from there to the caves, you can bicycle or walk.
If you're not on a budget, and you really don't want to stay overnight in Chiang Dao, then hiring a car and driver or other vehicle from Chiang Mai directly to the caves would be the best idea.