ถํ้ากระแซง

Tham Krasaeng - Tham Kra Cheng - Tham Kra Chaeng


Useful Information

Location: Bannang Sata, Bannang Sata District, Yala 95130.
From Yala south on highway 410, turn left opposite Ban Kasot School at Bannang Sata on 3048 Rural Rd, then left after 1.4 km.
(6.214055, 101.204095)
Open: no restrictions.
[2021]
Fee: free.
[2021]
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: not necessary, bring torch
Dimension: L=100 m.
Guided tours: self guided
Photography: alowed
Accessibility: yes
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Address: Tham Krasaeng, Bannang Sata, Bannang Sata District, Yala 95130, Tel: +66-, Fax: +66-,
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History


Description

ถํ้ากระแซง (Krasaeng Cave) is a huge natural bridge or a short through cave. It is crossed by a river and the floor consists of river sediments, sand, gravel, and clay, and is mostly level. It is easy to walk through the cave which is only 100 m long, but it's necessary to cross the river twice. There are two wooden bridges, at least during dry season. The river is quite shallow, so it is also possible to cross it by wading through. During wet season, November to January, they are removed to avoid damages during floods. There are also two openings in the ceiling, so the whole cave is well lit and no lamp required.

On the other side of the cave the road actually continues as a single lane gravel road for 100 m up the valley along the river. Then it becomes a walking trail and ends at another cave entrance, which is the resurgence of the river. The site is quite popular among bikers, who generally drive through the cave and to the end of the road.