Adding another attractive tourist destination to its inventory, Chiang Rai in Thailand has suddenly surged in popularity. The six-mile-long Tham Luang cave system beneath the Doi Nang Non mountain range in northern Thailand has recently piqued the interest of tourists and locals alike. A new delight for adventurers and spelunkers, this limestone rock cave is set to become Thailand’s biggest travel sensation…and the location for two upcoming movies (according to BBC)!
How to reach the Tham Luang cave?
The cave system is situated just an hour’s drive away from the largest city and international airport, Chiang Rai. It’s in the northernmost part of the country that shares its border with Myanmar. Carved out from limestone rock (the same material as Thailand’s famous karsts), this intricate cave complex spans approximately 6 miles with diverse terrain inside. It’s the kind of place that thrill-seekers wouldn’t want to miss on their trip to Thailand!
The forthcoming Tham Luang Cave Museum in Thailand
Now for those who are wondering what sets this place apart and why it has suddenly gained fame, let us remind you! It is the same cave where members of a Thai youth soccer team were trapped due to flooding caused by heavy rainfall. The heroic rescue mission that ensued to save them is what has made this place so popular and a “major attraction” for Thailand, according to Narongsak Osottanakorn, the former governor of the Chiang Rai province.
“The area will transform into a living museum,” Osottanakorn told the media. “An interactive database will be established. It will become another significant draw for Thailand.”
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Although the construction of the Tham Luang Cave Museum in Thailand is yet to commence, we are already prepared to embark on our journey! Reserve your trip to Thailand and uncover the hidden secrets beneath that network of limestone rocks.
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