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Satun Geopark  -  Tham Le Stegodon  
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 Description:   Tham Le Stegodon is an unfamiliar name. It is a river cave located between Satun and Trang provinces in the South, about 900km from Bangkok.

The cave has been promoted as a new tourist destination by the Tambon Administrative Organisation (TAO) of Thung Wa. It has a river called Wang Kluay running through and flowing to mangrove forest and the sea. Visitors can ride a kayak along the river 4km inside the cave to find the spot where there are 1.8 million-year-old fossils of the Stegodon, a proboscidean with a physical resemblance to present-day elephants.

"The route is the longest cave journey in Thailand," said TAO Chief Narongrit Thongprue. The entrance is in Ban Khiriwong, Thung Wa district of Satun. The TAO has built a rest area, public toilets and elephant sculptures together with a large sign at the front of the entrance.

According to Narongrit, the Stegodon fossil was found seven years ago by three locals living near the cave. Like other people in Thung Wa, they often went inside the cave to fish for giant river prawns. But one day during the dry season in April 2008, one of them accidentally found a strange shaped rock with eight ridges on the surface.
 
 Province   Satun  Direction:      
 District   Thung Wa    
 City   Thung Wa  Comments:    Official Web:   Link to Official web site  
 Genre   Cave      Related links:   https://www.bangkokp  
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 Opening time   N/A          
 Entry fee   Free     GPS :   7.12357, 99.79873    
                     
                     
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