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Tham Pla National Park

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Tham Pla (Fish Cave) is around 17 kilometres out of Mae Hong Son on the Soppong and Pai road and is the most famous feature of the vast Tham Pla, Namtok Pha Sua National Park which covers much of this mountainous north-western corner of the province.

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The shallow cave is set at the foot of some low cliffs, in attractive grounds conveniently located just off Highway 1095. It's a pleasant enough spot with the pond in the cave feeding a creek that ripples through the well-tended park style grounds. The main attraction for local visitors is the cave itself—packed with phluang fish (a kind of carp) and these have to be some of the best-fed ones in Thailand. You can buy small bags of food for them, a popular activity for visitors wishing to earn some ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 500 words.)


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