Pakarang Cave (Coral Cave)
Khao Sok National Park
Pakarang Cave is located in Ratchaprapha Dam. It is a cave inside Khao Sok. It has the same characteristics as Tham Nam Lod or Tham Thalu. It is a cave with water flowing through it all year round. Inside the cave is completely dark, there are stalagmites and stalactites, which is why it is called Coral Cave. Because inside the cave, there are small sprouting stalagmites and stalactites similar to coral in the sea. look strangely beautiful as if in the sea From the initial survey
strange stalactite not corals like in the sea but may be caused by sedimentation of limestone water Concentrated mixed with the specialness of the air Thus causing stalactites that are similar to corals. which from the stories of the villagers It means that this cave used to be under the sea before. The stalagmites and stalactites in the cave become like coral. And also found fossils of single-celled marine animals that are about 250-400 million years old.
in limestone, which is thought to have been the world's primeval sea The condition inside the cave is very clean and perfect, with little smell of bat droppings or musty smell like other caves.
Coral Cave is in the sea in 500 rai of Ratchaprapha Dam. which is the location of the Khlong Saen Wildlife Sanctuary Tham Pakarang is a very popular cave for day trips. Because natural things created such as stalagmites and stalactites inside the cave are in perfect condition, as beautiful as the coral under the sea.
It made me feel very excited and amazing. And inside the cave is still spotless. There is no rotten smell of bats. The air inside the cave is a bit humid as usual in the cave. but clear, no musty smell
On a trip to Pakarang Cave Tourists will have to trek along the nature trail for a distance of 1.5 kilometers. There is a width of about 3 meters along the way, which is a forest path that is not far away. And it's not difficult for the elderly to be able to walk comfortably.