The caves in Khao Sok National Park
Let's start with the star of Cheow Lan Dam. Khao Sok National Park Tham Pakarang is a tourist attraction similar to Tham Nam Lod or Tham Thalu, which is a cave with water flowing through it all year round. Inside the dark cave, there are stalagmites and stalactites formed by the sedimentation of limestone water. Concentrated mixed with the specialness of the air The shape resembles a coral, but even though it's dark, the inside is very clean.
It doesn't have a musty smell or smell of bat droppings like other caves. which the villagers have said This cave was once under the sea. The rocks inside the cave are similar to corals. In addition, fossils of primitive unicellular animals, about 250 to 400 million years old, have also been discovered.
Khao Sok National Park
Tham Nam Thalu
Reached on foot from the southwestern shore of Chiaw Lan Lake, Tham Nam Thalu contains striking limestone formations and subterranean streams. It is only partially accessible during the rainy season and we don't recommend visiting then; there have been fatalities due to flash flooding. You'll need a guide at any time of year; this can be arranged at the Khao Sok National Park Headquarters.
Coral Cave in Khao Sok National Park
Coral Cave is located in Cheow Lan Dam. (Ratchaprapha Dam), Surat Thani Province It is a cave inside Khao Sok. The nature of the cave is the same as Tham Nam Lod or Tham Thalu, which is a cave with water flowing through it all the time. Inside the dark cave, there are both stalagmites and stalactites, but this cave is called Coral Cave. because of the stalactites and stalagmites will break into small shoots similar to marine coral
From the survey said stalactites and stalagmites not coral but may be caused by sedimentation of limestone water When mixed with the specialness of the air therefore formed a stalactite similar to coral Said that this cave used to be under the sea before. Thus making the stalagmites and stalactites look like corals. They also found fossils of single-celled marine animals more than 250-400 million years old in limestone, which probably used to be the world's primeval seas. And inside the cave still doesn't smell like bat droppings or musty smell like other caves.
Precautions when viewing Pakarang Cave
To view the inside of the coral cave, you must contact the park staff. in the navigation every time. And do not bring any luggage into it. The important thing is not to touch stalagmites and stalactites inside the cave at all. and the cave is quite dark You should also put a flashlight on. And when taking photos, you must refrain from using flash. Because flash has a negative effect on the germination of the cave. In addition to the beauty of stalagmites and stalactites. In the cave there was also an area where water dripped down, the color resembled rust.
Pra Kay Petch Cave in Khao Sok National Park
Pra Kay Petch or Cave It is another beautiful and unusual cave of Ratchaprapha Dam. Khao Sok National Park has unique coral, stalagmite and stalactite formations. The length of the cave is about 100 meters. Inside the cave there are rocks that reflect light and shine. causing it to be named Tham Krai Phet The stalactites here are strange. It is a small stalactite like hair or taproot. The floor of the cave is wet, muddy and slippery. Therefore, the cave is not recommended for children. and the elderly who are not ready to visit
Kaeo Cave in Khlong Phanom
National Park in Khao Sok National Park
which is not far from each other It is a large cave, about 700 meters above sea level, inside can contain hundreds of people. The interior is divided into 4 rooms, consisting of Kled Kaew Room, Hermit Room, Water Horse Room and Medicine Pot Room. The wind blows all the time The temperature inside the cave is about 18-24 degrees, with moisture, water droplets with different minerals flowing and dropping for thousands of years until the formation of colorful stalactites and stalagmites. and various shapes strangely It is according to the imagination of those who come to see that it is difficult to sculpt. especially the waterfall curtain When the light shines on, it sparkles like a diamond.