Tham Patihan, The Longest Known Sandstone Cave in Thailand, Ubon Ratchatani,Thailand

pattihan caveIs located in Wat Tham Patihan. Now the Tourism Authority of Thailand sees no reason to list the fact that it is the longest known sandstone cave in Thailand. I doubt they know it. From my searches over the years I have not seen any information, but then the Prime Minister of Thailand thinks there are 77 Provinces in the country and no government agency seems to know the number of sub-districts, Tambons. Once again it is westerners that seem to have the correct data about Thailand. I have visited the site twice once with no time to explore and once the generator providing light was out, and me without a proper torch. I finally got into the cave 22 December 2015 and the attached video shows what I saw.I was told that the cave was a few kilometers long but tend to accept the information by the only people who seem to have any clear concise somewhat complete information about the caves of Thailand, Hepton Mallet Caving and  Caves and Caving in Thailand

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HISTORY: The cave was explored and surveyed by Claude Mouret. It is the longest known sandstone cave in Thailand.
POSITION: Wat Tham Patiham is 5.75 km west of the Mae Khong near Ban Sa Som in the Pha Taem National Park.
DESCRIPTION: The cave entrance, which approximately 10 m wide by 5 m high, and the first chamber, which about 30 m long by 15 m wide and 8 m high, were modified to be a shrine. There were two more major chambers inside where is home of a large amount of bats. The second chamber considered equally as the first but only 2 m high. The inner chamber, with a subterranean stream, is about 100 m long by 15 m wide and 3 m high. there is also a higher level fossil passage 471 m long.

Pictured is the cave entrance and the album contains geotagged photos around the wat.

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  2. […] area to include a 7 kilometer cave (blocked after a couple hundred meters) which now can be seen at Wat Tham Patihan.Here is the Tourism Authority of Thailand post on the site that has been copied by the rest of the […]

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