Tham Kaeo, Glass Cave,ถ้ำแก้ว,Phakdi Chumphon, Chaiyaphum

kaeoLeaving the Chulabhorn Reservoir Larry and I headed generally south and a bit west toward Phakdi Chumphon District wher we spent a quite night in the District town Early morning we headed back North about 30 KM to the Wat and Cave that are well signposted The webites I have found all seem to copy paste Tham Kaeo : The cave is similar to a hall, located deep inside the mountain and chilly and humid throughout the year. From the entrance, there is a path leading to a lower level where a Buddha image is enshrined.
In spite of the signage we, with little confusion, found the cave entrance just past the sala. Me being just short of 66 years and Larry, new dad, at 62 are rather careful when investigating areas. Equiped with a decent, but not powerful torch we inspected what we could safely find…

As you can see on the cave map on the right the copy-paste quotation above is not exactly accuratetham-kaeo
Following is the write up byShepton Mallet Caving Club. Although  we arrived at mealtime it appeared thar there are at [resent no monks in residence at the site near the cave. There are some indications of a site up the dirt road on the hill

HISTORY: In 2005 a Western monk was in residence at the wat and he was willing to give a guided tour of the shrine parts of the cave. The cave was first explored and surveyed by the APS in 1987.
POSITION: Tham Keao is signposted with small blue signs off the H225 on to the H2559. The turning to the west in Ban Tham Keao (Ban Nong Yai) is also signposted and there is a good surfaced road to the wat which is at the foot of the mountains.
DESCRIPTION: The large entrance opens into a descending a chamber with a large calcite boss which has a Buddha in front of it. Around the back of the boss is a small chamber with a tiled floor and another shrine. From here a side passage leads to a seasonal waterfall and some calcite crystals. Back in the calcite boss chamber a passage to the left leads to a chamber with about 5,000 bats while another passage to the right goes to a lake and a stream passage. The stream is used as a water supply.

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2 Responses to “Tham Kaeo, Glass Cave,ถ้ำแก้ว,Phakdi Chumphon, Chaiyaphum”

  1. […] to the Wat and Cave that are well signposted. The websites I have found all seem to copy and paste. Tham Kaeo : The cave is similar to a hall, located deep inside the mountain and chilly and humid throughout […]

  2. […] Tham Keao is signposted with small blue signs off the H225 on to the H2559. The turning to the west in Ban Tham Keao (Ban Nong Yai) is also signposted and there is a good surfaced road to the wat which is at the foot of the mountains. […]

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