Thailand might be more famous for its idyllic islands in the South and centuries-old cultural places such as Sukhothai or Ayutthaya, but it has also plenty to offer for those who seek adrenalin-infused adventures. We selected five spots for a thrilling experience:
It just takes a short 45 minutes ride by car from Hua Hin, followed by a 30 minute trek through lush gardens and forest to reach Thailand?s most magnificent cave: Phraya Nakhon. Built by the end of the 19the century, a Buddhist pavilion stands on a small hill inside the cave, giving a mystical yet spectacular atmosphere when a ray of sunlight falls from a hole in the cave ceiling, illuminating the pavilion.
Where to find? Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park, Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, central Thailand.
The cave is located in northern Thailand, close to the border of Burma, about 4 hours by bus from Chiang Mai. 1666 meters in length, this limestone cave features not only stunning stalactites and stalagmites, but it?s also possible to paddle by kayak around the Nam Lang River which flows inside and around it. Further, the cave is home to many bats and swifts.
Where to find? Mae Hong Son Province, northern ThailandLocated a mere two hours ride from Bangkok, it?s also widely known as ??Snake Mountain Cave?. A majestic cave column has been formed over millions of years, resulting in being the world?s tallest at 62m. It features also a number of underground rivers and beautiful stalactites and stalagmites.
Where to find? Kanchanaburi Province, Central Thailand
4. Crazy Horse Buttress Rock
As Thailand becomes more and more recognized by climbers from around the world, the Crazy Horse Buttress should be mentioned as well here. Though its formation might look a bit daunting, climbers of every skill level will find there challenge here. And if you are not into climbing, explore the nearby Furnace Cave which requires a lot of crawling through mud!
Where to find? Chiang Mai Province, North Thailand