ถ้ำซำ

Tham Sam


Useful Information

Location: Ban Fai Tha, Tham Nam Phut, Mueang Phang-nga District, Phang-nga 82000
5 km from the city center of Phang Nga.
(8.464286, 98.538665)
Open: no restrictions.
[2021]
Fee: free.
[2021]
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: n/a
Dimension:  
Guided tours: self guided
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: yes
Bibliography:  
Address: Tham Sam, Tham Nam Phut, Mueang Phang-nga District, Phang-nga 82000, Tel: +66-.
Phang Nga Province Tourism Coordination Center, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Tel: +66-7648-1900-2
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History


Description

ถ้ำซำ (Tham Sam) is a rock art sight. The cave walls show paintings from the early Rattanakosin period (1851-1910). There are line drawings and white, black, and red paintings, showing Buddhist stories and the daily life in the past. There are realistic paintings, but also pigeons dressed in Chinese costumes, resembling aristocracy sitting on a giant carriage. And there are pictures of flowers, birds, and horses. There is also a massive stalagmite with a rough Buddha image carved into the speleothem.