Pang Mapha, Thailand - Polarsteps

The cave is visited for good reasons, partly for its size, partly for its attractive limestone stalactite formations and partly for an unusual coffin cave hidden within the main cave. The cave is 1 666 meters long... In addition to the really impressive stalactites/ stalagmites / collums, it also has some funny forms shaped in the limestone over the years, like crocodiles or buddhas! When progressing further deeper into the cave, there is no light whatsoever, in order to explore the caverns, you must have a guide with a decent burning torch which makes the exploration of the cave an even more mysterious (and smelly) atmosphere. It also has some old paintings, unfortunately people touched them so it nearly all disappeared. To join the last room we had to use bamboo rafting ... Over there, there are a few old wooden coffins dated from 5500 to 9000 years old! They are from the YHoabinhian hunting tribe, a Stone Age community of hunters and gatherers who used artefacts and primitive tools.
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