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Visit Wat Tham Chiang Dao (Chiang Dao)

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Presentation Wat Tham Chiang Dao

Thai name : วัดถ้ำเชียงดาว
My opinion:
The Chiang Dao cave temple ('tham' in Thai means 'cave') is the must visit place when you come here. Located 5 kilometers from the city, Wat Tham Chiang Dao also has a pond with a beautiful turquoise water in which swim big fish well fed by the visitors. A covered staircase leads to the entrance to the main caves. One is illuminated and can be visited by yourself without any worry, you just have to pay an entrance fee to pay for electricity. All the other caves open to the public require to hire of a local guide with a petroleum lamp. It is not essential if you have your own lamp but it now seems mandatory (if you trust the signs).
Chiang Dao
Wat Tham Chiang Dao
Wat Tam Chiang Dao
Poissons Chiang Dao Cave

Practical information about Wat Tham Chiang Dao

Entrance: 40 THB (to pay for the lighting of the cave)
Guide price for caves with no light: 200 THB
The guides are on site but you can also hire one to visit the whole Chiang Dao area by calling this number provided by TAT: 053 456 442 (I have not tested)

To go visit Wat Tham Chiang Dao, you can also book one of the tours above.

How to get to Wat Tham Chiang Dao ?

The songthaew ride from Chiang Dao bus station to Wat Tham Chiang Dao will cost you 150 THB per person but there are not many on week days. Anyway the most popular guesthouses in Chiang Dao are just a few minutes walk away.

Some tours going Wat Tham Chiang Dao

Sri Sangwan Sticky Waterfall and Chiang Dao Cave
By TakeMeTour

Sri Sangwan Sticky Waterfall and Chiang Dao Cave

Offered in Englishenglish guide
This tour will take you 110 km north of Chiang Mai to the Chiang Dao area. Explore Chiang Dao Cave inside the spectacular Chiang Dao hill, and a very unique waterfall called Sri Sangwan Sticky Waterfall. Let's enjoy coffee and lunch along the way.

Come & Discover the Local Life in Chiang Dao
By TakeMeTour

Come & Discover the Local Life in Chiang Dao

Offered in Englishenglish guide
We will visit a local market and try some insect snacks, then, we will explore an ancient cave in Chiang Dao and meet locals from a small beautiful village.

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