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Tham Lot Noi and Tham Lot Yai caves

Tham Lot Noi and Tham Lot Yai caves


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Les stalagmites de Tham Lot Noi (ถ้ำธารลอดน้อย) et de Tham Lot Yai i (ถ้ำธารลอดใหญ่) figurent parmi les plus grands stalagmites dans le monde. Ces grottes sont situées dans le parc national de Tham Lot, connu sous le nom de parc national de Chaloem Rattanakosin (อุทยานแห่งชาติเฉลิมรัตนโกสินทร์). Le parc national de Tham Than Lot a une superficie de 54 km2 qui embrasse la forêt vierge, des cascades et des grottes. Tham Lot Noi et Tham Lot Yai sont accessibles par un sentier de deux kilomètres et demi le long d’un ruisseau.

If the main attraction of this national park is its large caves with giant stalagmites, magnificent landscapes are offered to view as a life-size panorama with the waterfall of Tri Trong (น้ำตก ตรี ตรอง) arising in the great primary rainforest.
The national park also offers trekking routes and camping facilities.
The ideal time of the year to visit the caves runs from February to April. It is essential to use the services of a parkkeeper as a guide.

Tham Lot Yai

Tham Lot Yai

This cave also known locally as Tham Yai Tham Lot.
Besides its majestic stalactites the cave was inhabited during prehistory and turned into a museum of nature
The archaeological site of Tham Lot Yai consists of a natural stone arch called sinkhole. The lower floor of the cave is sixty meters long, forty meters wide and forty meters high with huge holes in the ceiling, through which the sun shines. This light has allowed large trees to grow on the floor of the cave.
On one side, on a wall, one can notice a color painting of the king of Nagas who, according to folklore karen, lived in the cave.
The cave is also an old cemetery filled with skeletons that are exposed to the archaeological museum as part of the Royal Project in Huay Ongkot, in the district of Nong Prue in Kanchanaburi.

Tham Lot Noi

Tham Tan Lot Noi

The cave is about three hundred meters long, with a stream running through it all year long. It is illuminated by solar photocells located above the top of the cave. it is three hundred yards from the park office.

Phrynoidis aspera

In the course are the lives Phrynoidis Asper called jong Khong (จงโคร่ง) in Thai, which is the largest toad found in Thailand during the rainy season, breeding season, his cries resound like a puppy.