Tham Lod is one of Thailand's most impressive and easily accessible caves, partly for its size, partly for its attractive limestone stalactite formations and partly for an unusual coffin cave hidden within the main cave. In its entirety, Tham Lod is more than 1.5 kilometres long, still considerably smaller than some other caves in the area, but the main chamber is spectacular, running to a height ... Read more about Tham Lod .
A speleologist’s heaven, Soppong district has more than 200 known limestone caves, five of which are over four kilometres long with world-class formations. Tham Lod is one of the highlights, but there are plenty of other cave systems, and extensions and new systems are being discovered all the time. Tham pi man, or spirit caves, contain prehistoric wooden coffins that have been carbon dated ... Read more about Caving .
Kayaking is a great way to see Tham Lod and the pretty Lang river, while having fun paddling and navigating mini rapids. Strongly promoted by Cave Lodge, the Tham Lod kayaking trip is one of the most popular activities they offer. It lasts about two to three hours, depending on the level of the water and the size and coordination skills of the group. After departure, there is an initial period of ... Read more about Kayaking .
In addition to the wide range of activities offered by Cave Lodge it is possible to organise treks and day tours directly in Soppong as well. Most guesthouses, plus an unnamed trekking agency just a few doors down from Lemon Hill, can organise one-, two or three-day treks through the surrounding hills, including overnight stays in hilltribe villages, and on the longer tours generally some bamboo ... Read more about Trekking, hiking and tours .
Tiny Soppong is generally a rather quiet spot. It’s too new a settlement to have any prestigious old temples, too small to possess a Walking Street and too far off the tourist trail to have any kind of cafe and bar scene. But on Tuesday mornings when the market comes to town, the village rises to life and you can swap colourful and lively for quiet and ... Read more about Tuesday Market .
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