September 5, 2019
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Tham Luang Cave National Park

Tham Luang Cave National Park closed during rainy season

Tham Luang Cave National Park open

Travel Tham Luang Cave by public transportation

Take a bus (Chiang Rai - Mae Sai) Blue van (50 baht) or green bus line (39 baht)

get off the bus at Wat Ban Jong (Chong) - walking distance of 1.5 km. from this point to the entrants of national park, or you may the service of motorcycle taxi (10 baht)

From the Emerald Pond to the entrants of Tham Luang Cave approximately 2 km. - there are Rod Songtaew and motorcycle taxi take you there

Warning on the return trip - most likely the Blue van filled up with passengers and most likely will not stop to pickup any more passenger, therefore, you will have to take the green bus line, waiting time approximately 30 minutes (under the sun - make sure you have enough of drinking water)

*** Alternatively if you have extra hours on hand, why not take a bus further up north to Mae Sai bus terminal then take a bus from the terminal back to Chiang Rai, or walk around Mae Sai before a while before get back to Chiang Rai. There are Blue Van, Green Bus or Rod Song Thaew from Mae Chan, the fare is 15 baht

ทางเข้าอุทยานแห่งชาติขุนน้ำนางนอน หนองน้ำมรกต วนอุทยานแห่งชาติถ้ำหลวง
Wat Ban Jong - entrants to National Park The Emerald Pond Tham Luang National Park

Thamluang Cave; where the heroes from around the world came to rescued the 13 youth football team that caught in the cave



Happy Backpacker

just open less than a year

One stop service - hostel, coffee shop, food, washer and dryer

located 150 meters from Night Bazaar

โฮสเทล เชียงราย

โฮสเทล เชียงราย

Taxi OK in Chiang Rai

New Taxi January 2018

The Emerald Pond and Tham Luang Cave    
วัดร่องขุ่น วัดร่องเสือเต้น วัดห้วยปลากั้ง
วัดร่องขุ่น - Wat Rong Khun วัดร่องเสือเต้น จ.เชียงราย Wat Rong Suaten วัดห้วยปลากั้ง จ.เชียงราย - Wat Huai Plakang
บ้านดำ วัดป่าหมากหน่อ เวียงหนองล่ม
Ban Dam (The Balck Hose) ตำนานเล่าขานเกาะแม่ม่าย เวียงหนองหล่ม

Travel Calendar

The 6th ASEAN Flowers เชียงรายดอกไม้งาม ครั้งที่ 15  
ASEAN Flowers Festival Chiang Rai Flowers Festival King Mengrai Day Jan.26 - Feb.4
Thai Elephants Day March 13 Loykrathong ( last full moon of Luna calendar) New Year Clebration

Currnecy Exchange

Weather forecast

Important phone

  • Emergency 191 or 1190
  • Automobile thief 1192
  • Highway police 1193
  • Water way accident 1196
  • Traffic information 1197
  • Emergency doctor 1154
  • Tourist police 1155
  • Traffic route 1543
  • Emergency healthcare 1669
  • Accident report -Police hospital 1691
Currency Exchange Rates from Central Bank

Thai Meteorological Department


For better exchange rate go to "Super Rich" find location of Super Rich in Google search. Super Rich in Chiang Rai located on Thanalai Rd. closer to Pratu Chiang Mai currency exchange
another Super Rich located on Prasobsuk Rd. approximately 100 meter to the east of Bus terminal 1    

Using ATM in Thailand could be costly if you did not read the information on the screen carefully you will end up with suggested rate that a lot lower than the actual exchange rate


Travel News


Travel Calendar

  • King Mengrai Day January 26 - February 4
  • Songkran April 13 - 15 (all areas) extended to April 16 - 18 in Chiang Saen
  • Thai Elephants Day March 13
  • Loykrathong (the last full moon of Luna calendar)
  • Flower Festival (last week of December - February)
  • ASEAN Flowers Festival (last week of December - first week of January)
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