Kaeng Lawa Cave
Kaeng Lawa Cave
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Kaeng Lawa Cave is the biggest cave in the Kanchanaburi province.
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  • Emily2604
    Leicester, United Kingdom141 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit if you’re close by…
    We were staying in the nearby River Kwai Resotel so this was only a short walk (10mins at most) from the hotel. Yes foreigners pay more, but it’s not much, 300 baht each. I’ve seen this around the world where locals get preferential rates so not uncommon and I don’t really see the problem. It worked out about £7.00 each. The cave was worth a visit as we were so close….would I make a special trip from further away? No probably not but as it was on our doorstep we enjoyed it. We went early, around 9.30 and were the only people there so got to explore by ourselves, it’s really fascinating. There is a lot of steps up to get to the entrance to the cave and it’s very humid so make sure you have water. It is quite slippery inside too so wear good sandals or trainers. It took us around 45 mins to an hour to explore.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 December 2023
  • Ourarka
    131 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Definitely worth a look
    The Lawa cave is definitely worth a look if you’re staying at one of the nearby lodges, but probably wouldn’t travel a long distance out of my way to see it. It is a bit pricey, but is spectacular and you’ll likely have it to yourself. Quite a steep walk up to it and not easy to navigate on foot once inside (it is a cave after all!) You will be rewarded with some stunning rock formations and it goes on much further than you first think. You’ll also see hundreds of bats and likely some other wildlife (careful if you’re not a fan of spiders!) A torch is advised - there is lighting but it’s quite dim and a torch will let you see more of the cave. Also, don’t be fooled in to thinking it’s nice and cool. Whilst of course you’re out of the sun, it gets progressively more humid as you venture further in ( uncomfortably so towards the end) so take plenty of water.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 February 2024
  • Sarah
    Southampton, United Kingdom49 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not worth the money whatsoever.
    This cave is nothing special, I mean it probably would be if you took a floodlight in there so you could actually see something. The lighting inside is so dim you cannot really see much, you definitely cannot see all the individual chambers they say it has. It takes about 20 mins to walk through the cave and back, the cost is 300 baht for non thai people, absolutely not worth the money! it was also roasting in there with little air. It was like walking around in a sauna. I compare this to the Wat Tham Khao Pun cave in Kanchaniburi which was 30 baht each, it was cool and not like an oven and we saw bats and lots of cool shrines!) I would definitely not go out of your way to visit Lawa Cave.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 February 2024
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Sarah
Southampton, UK49 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
This cave is nothing special, I mean it probably would be if you took a floodlight in there so you could actually see something. The lighting inside is so dim you cannot really see much, you definitely cannot see all the individual chambers they say it has. It takes about 20 mins to walk through the cave and back, the cost is 300 baht for non thai people, absolutely not worth the money! it was also roasting in there with little air. It was like walking around in a sauna.

I compare this to the Wat Tham Khao Pun
cave in Kanchaniburi which was 30 baht each, it was cool and not like an oven and we saw bats and lots of cool shrines!)

I would definitely not go out of your way to visit Lawa Cave.
Written 4 February 2024
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Ourarka
East Sussex, UK131 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The Lawa cave is definitely worth a look if you’re staying at one of the nearby lodges, but probably wouldn’t travel a long distance out of my way to see it.

It is a bit pricey, but is spectacular and you’ll likely have it to yourself. Quite a steep walk up to it and not easy to navigate on foot once inside (it is a cave after all!) You will be rewarded with some stunning rock formations and it goes on much further than you first think. You’ll also see hundreds of bats and likely some other wildlife (careful if you’re not a fan of spiders!)

A torch is advised - there is lighting but it’s quite dim and a torch will let you see more of the cave. Also, don’t be fooled in to thinking it’s nice and cool. Whilst of course you’re out of the sun, it gets progressively more humid as you venture further in ( uncomfortably so towards the end) so take plenty of water.
Written 3 February 2024
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Emily2604
Leicester, UK141 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
We were staying in the nearby River Kwai Resotel so this was only a short walk (10mins at most) from the hotel.

Yes foreigners pay more, but it’s not much, 300 baht each. I’ve seen this around the world where locals get preferential rates so not uncommon and I don’t really see the problem. It worked out about £7.00 each.

The cave was worth a visit as we were so close….would I make a special trip from further away? No probably not but as it was on our doorstep we enjoyed it.

We went early, around 9.30 and were the only people there so got to explore by ourselves, it’s really fascinating.

There is a lot of steps up to get to the entrance to the cave and it’s very humid so make sure you have water. It is quite slippery inside too so wear good sandals or trainers.

It took us around 45 mins to an hour to explore.
Written 8 December 2023
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ANav
Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand118 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
We enjoyed this very much. A short stroll from where we’re staying it was worth the visit. A very well kept site. It takes about 45 minters to get though it with well lit paths and some awesome stalagmites and staligtite formations. Not forgetting to mention the bats of course!
Written 15 May 2023
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Zelda P
Pattaya, Thailand10 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
It is probably a nice cave but they wanted to charge me much more because I am a foreigner. This kind of behaviour by venue - unfortunately quite common in Thailand - should not be encouraged and therefore only one recommendation is fitting: do not go there.
Written 21 May 2021
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Vi C
Bangkok, Thailand325 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Family
I have been living in Thailand for 4 years, I pay as much tax as any Thai person. Yet the price is more than double for me because I don’t have a Thai passport. I tried showing them my work permit, but no. I don’t blame the staff they were nice about it, but the higher ups who set these prices.
Written 27 December 2020
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Bangoe
240 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
During our almost two hour morning visit we were the only visitors in the cave. The cave is well maintained with a nice walkway and electric lighting. The cave is about 250 m deep and you see various rock formations along the way. In one place close to the entrance bats are hanging around.

Being a cave it's suitable to visit during any weather condiitons.

As always, the key to a successful visit is to take it easy and walk slowly in order to take it all in.
Written 29 September 2020
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Leo V
4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2020 • Couples
Poorly maintained "tourist attraction" that is way overpriced for the few minutes you will spend here. As this place charges 3x if you dont look Thai it is nothing more than a racist tourist trap.
Written 27 July 2020
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Janka K
Brno, Czech Republic8,172 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
I didn't find this cave that special. But maybe it's because I'm from the country that has a lot of caves. What I minded a bit was the fact that walking path inside of the cave was not lighted up properly so I needed to be very careful on where do I steps. I used flashlight on my phone half of the time.
Written 29 February 2020
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shaick
Dhaka City, Bangladesh14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Solo
It’s been breath taking experience
Seems like entire city is inside the cave
Will take 40-50 minutes to look around
Foreigners will be charged 300 bht to get in
It’s realky worthy
Written 30 December 2019
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