Kaeng Lawa Cave

Kaeng Lawa Cave, Kanchanaburi: Address, Phone Number, Kaeng Lawa Cave Reviews: 3.5/5

Kaeng Lawa Cave
3.5
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Kaeng Lawa Cave is the biggest cave in the Kanchanaburi province.
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Zelda P
Pattaya, Thailand10 contributions
Double pricing, foreigners pay (much) more
Nov 2020
It is probably a nice cave but they wanted to charge me much more because I am a foreigner. This kind of behaviour by venue - unfortunately quite common in Thailand - should not be encouraged and therefore only one recommendation is fitting: do not go there.
Written 21 May 2021
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Vi C
Bangkok, Thailand80 contributions
Foreigners pay much more
Dec 2020 • Family
I have been living in Thailand for 4 years, I pay as much tax as any Thai person. Yet the price is more than double for me because I don’t have a Thai passport. I tried showing them my work permit, but no. I don’t blame the staff they were nice about it, but the higher ups who set these prices.
Written 27 December 2020
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Bangoe
146 contributions
Great cave experience
Sep 2020
During our almost two hour morning visit we were the only visitors in the cave. The cave is well maintained with a nice walkway and electric lighting. The cave is about 250 m deep and you see various rock formations along the way. In one place close to the entrance bats are hanging around.

Being a cave it's suitable to visit during any weather condiitons.

As always, the key to a successful visit is to take it easy and walk slowly in order to take it all in.
Written 29 September 2020
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Leo V
4 contributions
Not Worth It
Jul 2020 • Couples
Poorly maintained "tourist attraction" that is way overpriced for the few minutes you will spend here. As this place charges 3x if you dont look Thai it is nothing more than a racist tourist trap.
Written 27 July 2020
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Janka K
Brno, Czech Republic3,637 contributions
Not well lighted up walking path inside of the cave
Nov 2019
I didn't find this cave that special. But maybe it's because I'm from the country that has a lot of caves. What I minded a bit was the fact that walking path inside of the cave was not lighted up properly so I needed to be very careful on where do I steps. I used flashlight on my phone half of the time.
Written 29 February 2020
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shaick
Dhaka City, Bangladesh14 contributions
Amazing lawa cave
Dec 2019 • Solo
It’s been breath taking experience
Seems like entire city is inside the cave
Will take 40-50 minutes to look around
Foreigners will be charged 300 bht to get in
It’s realky worthy
Written 30 December 2019
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Anand D Nanavati
Vadodara, India318 contributions
Adventure
Oct 2019 • Family
Me and my son went around 3pm to this cave.
Luckily and unluckily there were no tourists that day.
Lighting was dim. Walking is slippery at many places and there was no one inside when we went.
Where u pay for entry is at the bottom of the stairs which you will climb to reach the entrance of the cave.
We felt there would be an exit at end of steps so we kept walking till we reached dead end of steps so we decided to walk back.
It did not seem a big cave but being our first experience and it was hot inside with bats so our steps back were hurried.

We had to use our mobile as torch at times.

Would we go again? Yes but not till the end and will carry torch with us.
Written 15 November 2019
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Sharon C
Adelaide, Australia392 contributions
Underwelming visit
Aug 2019
We were staying at the floathouse and decided to go for a walk in the morning before breakfast. We walked up the steep steps from the floathouse , 300 metres along the dirt road to the lawa cave park entrance. We paid the overpriced tourist thai baht tourist enrance fee. Next was the climb up many more steep steps to the actual cave entrance . As you enter into the cave you can smell and see huge amounts of bats . It was very unhealthy. The cave is very dark and can be slippery so please be careful . You can enjoy looking at the stalagmites and stalactites . I was already quite tired getting to the cave but in the cave it gets very very warm and humid and you find it very hard to breathe. A lack of oxygen. Overall, we found this cave very underwelming as we have seen a lot better ones before here in Australia. The climb to the cave is hard, and the caves themself have very little lighting and you will work up a great amount of sweat. I would not bother with these caves to be honest.
Written 19 October 2019
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Vanessa H
Launceston, Australia39 contributions
Bats everywhere
Aug 2019
We visited the caves as a part of our tour. A short walk from the River Kwai Resotel, where we were staying.
We enjoyed the tour but remember to wear non slip shoes. The highlight was an unspoiled cave with little lighting and safety is not of what a westerner would expect.
You do get a sauna as apart of your experience as it is very warm in there as well.
Would recommend it for a wander through. :)
Written 25 August 2019
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Nemobell
Bangkok, Thailand147 contributions
Worthwhile trip
Apr 2019 • Couples
We were staying at the River Kwai Resotel next to here and so had no excuse not to visit! The main attraction of this cave is the thousands of bats who greet you as you enter, their smell is especially pungent! The cave itself is not very well lit and does have an uneven floor so caution is advised. However, if you like caves, there are some lovely formations to see and it is worth the effort.
Written 18 April 2019
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