อุโมงค์แสงมรกต

Phu Pha Petch Cave


Useful Information

Location: 225 Moo 1 Palm Phatthana, Manang, Satun 91130.
(7.124614, 99.998167)
Open: All year daiy 8:30-15:30.
[2021]
Fee: Adults THB 100, Children THB 50.
[2021]
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave Permian limestones
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
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Address: Phu Pha Petch Cave, Palm Phatthana, Manang District, Satun 91130, Tel: +66-74-605-466, Tel: +66-61-226-4337, Tel: +66-7477-4505. E-mail:
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History

1998 cave discovered by a Buddhist pilgrim named Luang Ta Plaeng.

Description

อุโมงค์แสงมรกต (Xumongkh̒ s̄æng mrkt, Emerald Light Tunnel) is generally known as ถ้ำภูผาเพชร (Phu Pha Phet Cave). It is located at the border of Satun and Phattalong Province, and while google earth shows it on the Phattalong side of the border, it seems to be actually in Satun. The show cave is well developed with trails and electric light.

The cave was discovered in 1998 by a Buddhist pilgrim named Luang Ta Plaeng. It was explored by a group of archaeologists from the Office of Archaeology and 10th National Museum at Songkla. The discovered remains of prehistoric humans, including a human skull and pottery decorated with seashells.