Posted on 01/27/2009

Photo taken on January  2, 2006

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Northern Thailand
Tham Erawan

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Isaan, the breadbasket of Thailand

Inside the Tham Erawan

Inside the Tham Erawan 

The cave is located high up in the cliff face of a limestone tower. A winding staircase with 360 steps leads up to the cave portal. Actually we do not know how many steps the staircase has, as we read 107, 360 and 600 steps in different sources. Be aware that it will be a strenuous ascent to the cave and take some water with you. The cave is a through cave with numerous chambers. Both entrances offer a wonderful view over the province of Nong Bua Lamphu.
Rather funny is a political mystery. The Erawan Cave is namesake to Amphoe Erawan which is located adjacent in Loei province. Actually it does not lie in this Amphoe, not even in this province, but in Amphoe Na Wang in Nong Bua Lamphu province. It seems at one point in history the border has been draw new.