Tham Khao Luang Cave
Tham Khao Luang Cave
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Alistair W
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Simply amazing. Great to see where it all happened. Three cheers to the thousands that helped get all thirteen kids out alive
Written March 3, 2024
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Matthew D
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
What a great spot. If you find yourself in Chiang Rai definitely make the trip to Tham Luang Cave. The cave is extraordinary!
Written February 1, 2024
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Chublet777
London, UK179 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
You will have two transfers to/from the cave.
1. If you drive a car, you will be asked to park your car at the car park a couple of kilometres from the cave. From the car park, you will take a shared pick up truck (return ticket for THB20 per person) to a tram shuttle point.
2. After you get off the truck at the tram shuttle point, you will take a tram the actual cave entrance. We walked to the cave as it was a short walk.

Inside of the cave was massive, but it was a bit shame that the steps into the cave was closed, so we could walk around only the cave entrance. There are some items displayed that were actually used by the children and the rescuers as well as explanations (Thai language only).

Written November 22, 2023
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Imagine8
United Kingdom32 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
After returning from Thailand just as the incident occured in 2018, my wife and I were fixated on the plight of these trapped boys which was a roller coaster of emotions at the time.
We since have seen TV streaming media which reminded us of what we had felt and as we were visiting Chiang Rai on our next visit, we thought about visiting the cave.
WIthout giving so much away about how we felt, it was an interesting visit, seeing the shrine close to the entrance, a selections of the boys belongings and rescue equipment. Upon walking into the cave itself, you get the see and feel the dimentions of the first part before walking around and then deeper into the cave system which has been made more manageable for tourists.
If it wasn't for the cave rescue associated with this cave, it would otherwise be uninteresting to the typical traveller with other cave systems being more interesting.
Written November 14, 2023
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JackieGarrard
Leicester, UK60 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
We visited the cave after seeing the film Thirteen Lives. We enjoyed the visit, however the only disappointment was the lack of English translation in the cave and exhibits.

With the interest in the cave following the rescue and the huge rescue effort by English speaking divers, I would have expected there to at least be some English translation of the story told in the exhibit itself.

Hopefully this will be rectified at some point. If you’ve seen the film and heard the story it’s good to see.

Written April 24, 2023
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Denise Moore
Townsville, Australia343 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We purposely visited Tham Luang Cave to show our 11 year old Granddaughter, on her first international trip, to show her something she had seen on the news as the rescue unfolded last year, to make world events real. From Chiang Rai we engaged a car and driver.
The site is now ready for handling tourists and you get driven in trolley busses from the main road to the cave site. (Photos included). The environment is beautiful. There are display signs showing a cave cross-section and how far in the boys were.
You can stand at the cave entrance and look into it. The Exhibition Centre nearby displays large boards describing the day-by-day progress of the rescue (photos included). Date on one side, you spin the board to the opposite side to see photos of the operation. There are images of the rescue team. One of the rescue slings (sked) that each boy was taken out in is on display.
There is a big bronze statue of the Thai diver who lost his life and a shrine nearby. Many people were there, the majority seemed to be Thai, and they were there in devotion and prayer, bring offerings to the shrine, in thanks for the success of the rescue. It was a very humbling sight to see people doing this. They take nothing for granted and actually show their gratitude.
The visit was excellent. It brings home the marvel of the rescue. It truly was an incredible feat. We are home now in Australia and have bought the book "Against All Odds" by two Australian divers, Craig Challen and Richard Harris. I am glad we visited and that our Granddaughter saw this place. P.S. There was no charge for anything at this site!
Written February 23, 2020
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Peter H
Pascoe Vale, Australia17 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We visited the cave first in July 2019 and you had to walk from the car park only to find that you could only see limited things from a distance from the cave.
Now they have a fleet of vehicles running quite regularly up to the cave and they run guided tours into the cave
A lot has been done in the last 6 months to make it a better experience for tourists
Written February 10, 2020
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1957
Ottawa, Canada830 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
We visited this heartfelt monumental place that was put together in the last year to commerate the 13 soccer boys and their coach that were trapped in the cave. We visited first the museum , the grounds but unfortunately it was late afternoon and we were unable to go near the cave itself.
Written November 23, 2019
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Sunny Y
Vancouver, Canada129 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
The Tham Khao Luang Cave has now been transformed to a popular tourist destination in memory of the 2018 Cave Rescue of the 12 members of a local football team and their coach.

If you are getting there by car, there are many parking spots available. If you park at the lower level, you will have to take one of the many songthaews up to the top. Your other option is to drive up yourself to save some money.

There are now dozens of local businesses set up selling food and clothing items for the people visiting the cave.

You will have to do some walking from the parking area to the cave so bring comfortable shoes.

When you get there, you can see the entrance to the cave, which is blocked off to enter. You will also see maps of the rescue as well as photos. What stood out for me was the statue in memory of Sam, a former Thai Navy SEAL who died during the rescue.

Written January 29, 2019
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NagaMama
Phuket, Thailand51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Friends
Tham Luang cave would normally be yet another cave. After the football team's rescue being telecast around the world, it has become a place where tourists visit in buses, vendors line the muddy road, and most importantly, where people come pay tribute to the rescue efforts by ten thousand for the lives of thirteen. And one perished a Hero in the late Honourable Saman Kunan.

Despite the muddy and uneven path up to the former staging area for rescue, you can see innumerous people who aren in wheelchairs making their journey. People limping up the hill clutching a few flowers and incense to offer their prayers.

It is really touching. I can still vaguely hear the calls of mothers for their children.
Written December 20, 2018
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