Inside the Tham Kaew Komol cave is a 30meter vertical pothole. The entrance and exit is a 120 meter stairs and in order to preserve the nature, it is designed for visitors to see the beauty of the walls in a small space. Tourists are not allowed to go deep inside the cave since it is dangerous to go too far. This cave is considered as the most beautiful in Thailand and this kind of cavern can only be found in three places in the world, which are Australia, China and Thailand. The Queen Sirikit visited at Mae La Noi Cave (original name) on 19 February 2001 and offered the name “Kaew Komol Cave”. Additionally, the Queen has given names to each of the five small caves inside the Kaew Komol Cave.
The cave consists of a series of five chambers on a steep gradient, the final chamber being more than 30 m below the surface. The most interesting halls are the fourth and the fifth ones, where pure Calcite crystals are shaped like corals and most crystals are in perfect condition.
The first cave is “Pra Taitarn Room”. This name comes from the water that flows like a cascade.
The second is “Wimanmek Room”. This name was named after the mineral on the ceiling that looks like clouds.
The third is “Shek Himmaparn Room”. This cave is 50 meters from the first and the second cave. In this one, there are stalagmites and wall carvings that are very beautiful. The Queen imagined this cave as scenery from Thai literature so she named this room after it.
The fourth is “Maan Pa Kaew”. There is a lot of crystallized glass, which look like curtains inside the cave.
The fifth cavern is “Predpraew Manee Buppha”, which is the last one. Inside here are many white crystals that look like snow in the shape of a pin. It is very fragile and the most beautiful cave inside “Kaew Komol Cave”.
Although an enormous number of tourists would like to get into Kaew Komol Cave, the space inside is very limited and it only shares one entrance and exit passage. Nevertheless, officials are able to satisfy the visitors by allowing a group of 20 tourists to get inside the cave for 20 minutes each time.
The best time to visit kaew Komol Cave is between December to February, because since the cave will be completely dry. However, since the cave is a cavern deep underground and the atmosphere might not be very airy, those who are not healthy of for enough should not enter this cave. Also, for your own safety, be sure to ask for the officer’s help in case you want to visit this cave.