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    Any spelunkers on Teak Door?

    This one would make for an excellent adventure!Anyone here did any exploring of caves in Thailand?

    World's
    Biggest Cave Found In Vietnam

    A massive cave recently uncovered in a remote Vietnamese jungle is the largest single cave passage yet found, a new survey shows. At 262-by-262 feet (80-by-80 meters) in most places, the Son Doong cave beats out the previous world-record holder, Deer Cave in the Malaysian section of the island of Borneo.
    Deer Cave is no less than 300-by-300 feet (91-by-91 meters), but it's only about a mile (1.6 kilometers) long.
    By contrast, explorers walked 2.8 miles (4.5 kilometers) into Son Doong, in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, before being blocked by seasonal floodwaters—and they think that the passage is even longer.
    In addition, for a couple of miles Son Doong reaches more than 460-by-460 feet (140-by-140 meters), said Adam Spillane, a member of the British Cave Research Association expedition that explored the massive cavern.
    Spillane was in the first of two groups to enter the cave. His team followed the passage as far as a 46-foot-high (14-meter-high) wall.
    "The second team that went in got flooded out," he said. "We're going back next year to climb that wall and explore the cave further."
    (See photographs of the Son Doong cave.)
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    A local farmer, who had found the entrance to the Son Doong cave several years ago, led the joint British-Vietnamese expedition team to the cavern in April.
    The team found an underground river running through the first 1.6 miles (2.5 kilometers) of the limestone cavern, as well as giant stalagmites more than 230 feet (70 meters) high

    World's Biggest Cave Found in Vietnam






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    brilliant, would love to have a crawl through there

    last time I went caving was in Oman, where you can crawl right through a mountain for about 3 km to the other side

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    There are a many very good caves in Thailand. Most of the know ones are only semi explored and many have not seen humans in 10-20 years.

    I recently did a trip through a cave in Kanchanaburi which hadn't been explored since 1992! Suffice to say, the description from the original expedition was vague at best and there were a couple of 20m+ vertical drops into very deep water which were not even mentioned. A large amount of that cave involved swimming up an underground river (with a fairly strong current in places). There was a massive chamber in the middle of the cave, I would guess at about 50m by 50m. Overall it was a very tiring and fairly dangerous trip, and it was only about 3km long in total!

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    I remember an easy cave in Vietnam whose walls were completely covered in crystalline gypsum, stunning

    made your head spin

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    Quote Originally Posted by madjbs View Post
    There are a many very good caves in Thailand
    After I posted the thread. I checked Wiki and they only listed two o one link and four on an another.

    Do you know if there is an online list out there?

    Found this -

    Caves & Caving in Thailand | Thailand cave data

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    Yes, that is a very good resource for caving in Thailand. It compiles all the info from various expeditions over the years.

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    Awesome photos. Would love to visit. Thanks chitown.

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