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Caves and waterfalls on Ko Lanta

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The south of Ko Lanta has a couple of caves and one small waterfall to check out if you feel like getting dirty.

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Tham Mai Kaew With a deep and scary nature that makes it accessible only with one of the local guides who hang out at the entrance, this cave has long tunnels leading to a cathedral-size chamber with a cool pool at the centre. Expect to pothole through tight pinches, climb down bamboo ladders and pull yourself up steep rocks with the help of ropes. You will get muddy. A two- to three-hour tour costs 200 baht per person, headlamp included.

From inside looking out. Photo taken in or around Caves and waterfalls on Ko Lanta, Ko Lanta, Thailand by David Luekens.

From inside looking out. Photo: David Luekens

To reach Tham Mai Kaew, take the main cross-island road from Baan Khlong Tob (near Khlong Nin beach) and look for a sign-posted right turn after less than one km. From there it’s another km to the entrance on a dirt road hosting a few cheap bungalow joints. Para Hut is a good one if you seek the quiet life of a ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 300 words.)

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