Tham Pla–Namtok Pha Suea National Park.
17 kilometers from town on Highway No. 1095 (Mae Hong Son-Pai). Amphoe Mueang.
All year daily 8-18.
Adults THB 100, Children THB 50.
|Guided tours:||self guided|
|Address:||Tham Pla, Mok Cham Pae, Mueang Mae Hong Son District, Mae Hong Son 58000, Tel: +66-5361-2982. E-mail:|
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|23-DEC-2010||Tham Pla–Namtok Pha Suea National Park established.|
ถ้ำปลา (Tham Pla, Fish Cave) is a river cave, famous for the fish living in the water called Pla Mung or Pla Khang. They are of the same family as carps, named Soro Brook Carp (Pla Mung, Neolissochilus soroides). Also called antimony fish, it is a freshwater fish of Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. The fish are believed to belong to the gods, so they are not caught by the locals. They become up to one meter long. Visitors can feed the fish from wooden platforms, if they buy the fruit and vegetable bags at the entrance. A 450 m long path leads from the park entrance, across a suspension bridge, and then to the cave.
Tham Pla is a popular attraction. It is part of Tham Pla Pha Suea National Park. It has several brooks and cool hilly forests which are used for relaxation. Namtok Pha Suea is a waterfall in Tambon Mokchampae about 26 km from the provincial seat on Route 1095 to Pai district.
|Tham Pla Fish Cave Gallery|