Tham Pha Phueng near Manipruek

Tham means cave and it is said to be the deepest cave of Thailand, a bit difficult to find as there are no signs and the entrance is not really taken care off. A cave with a very impressive entrance, about 20 meters wide for 20 meters high, at the base of a rock more than 50 meters high. A stream accompanies you inside the cave, then falls into the subsoil. In the cave, after a 25 meters downhill, you can walk inside for about 300 meters, with caution. In the area are many other caves, like Tham Phu Hua Lan, Tham Ho Ying, Tham Ho Chai, Tham Champi, Tham Pha Daeng, Tham Nam Dan.

About National Parks in Nan province

There are 7 National Parks in Nan province, where nature meets adventure. Great places for jungle trekking, enjoying nature or wild water rafting. Besides National Parks there are also a few smaller forests, parks and Royal Projects.

Although all National Parks in Thailand can be visited the all year around there are some parks that close in the raining season depending on how much rain there is. The National Parks in Nan - Thailand are best to be visited at the end of the raining season or during the cool season, so from September to February. From March to June it will become a bit hot for hiking in National Parks.

For most National Parks in Thailand you will have to pay an entrance fee, for what foreigners have the privilege to pay 4 or 5 time as much as Thai people. But not all National Parks in Nan - Thailand do enforce the rule of entrance fee at all or the special foreigner entrance fee.

Remark : You are not allowed anymore to drink alchohol in National Parks, this thanks to people who can not control themselves while drinking alchohol and start fighting or being an disturbance to other people (or animals).

Warning about Tham Pha Phueng

Be aware that there is no light in the cave, no maps, nothing to guide you. If you go inside you should get a local ranger to guide you! Never go alone into caves! Best to be visited during the cool season and dry season, from November to May. Do not enter this cave in the raining season!

Where to go?

Near Ban Manipruek (about 80km north of Nan town), along route 4017. The entrance is a 5min walk from the road.

How to get to Tham Pha Phueng?

Best with your own transport. Follow route 101 to Pua and Thung Chang. A few km after Chiang Klang you will see signs to Manipruek.

Location of Tham Pha Phueng


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