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A Threat to the Krabi Karst

In the past couple of months a new quarry has started operating in the karst to the north of Krabi town.  Although no large caves are known in the area it is near the internationally important archaeological sites of Tham Lang Rongrian and Tham Moh Khiew. 


The quarry is on a limestone tower at 47P 487275 0901760 (WGS84) and reconnaissance archaeological investigations have shown that the tower has 19 caves which have a wealth of pottery and other material.

Caving Log - January 2010

4 January 2010

LO0027 Tham Pha Mak Ho, Loei

This temple cave is 1km west of the H201 to the south of Wang Saphung at 47Q 795947 1907172.  It is the home to Thailand's last colony of semi-wild Rhesus monkeys which are as of much interest as the 50m long, heavily developed cave.

LO0056 Tham Nam, Loei