View stalactites and stalagmites raise ghostly fingers in the dim light of the limestone caves of Le Khao Kop. Stalactites hanging down from the cave ceilings are the most amazing cave decorations. Learn how delicate they are that a touch will transfer oil from fingertips that will change the flow of water across their surface and perhaps change their growth forever.
Le Khao Kop is popular with visitors who come to view the stalactites and stalagmites in the fifteen caves comprising the cave system. Reachable by boat, the highlight of the visit to these caves is the “dragon’s back” a series of stalactites that visitors have to lie flat in their boats to go under. The caves are accessible throughout the year.
Learn about the many environmental factors that determine the growth of stalactites and stalagmites. Most of the Stalactites and stalagmites we see today are about 10 to 20 thousand years old. Take a one hour kayak or boat ride to see the 4 km cave system consisting of fifteen caves different in shape and size from each other. Pass under the “dragon’s stomach” a group of stalactites hanging down so close to the water that visitors need to lie flat in the boats to pass under them. Experience the surreal nature of the caves that are lit by colored lights. The Le Khao Kop Cave system is at the bottom of a forested limestone mountain at the eastern edge of the Trang Province in Thailand. The caves have been carved over millennia by a river that flows through them. The only way into the caves is by boat. It is possible to leave the boat in some areas to view the limestone formations at close range. Although the caves are accessible all year long the best time to visit the caves is at low tide when more of the stalactites and stalagmites can be seen.
Situated in a beautiful secluded location the Anantara Si Kao Thailand is well positioned to take advantage of the natural beauty of Krabi and offer visitors opportunities to enjoy turquoise lagoons, limestone caves and sandy beaches. Comfortable well laid out rooms, welcoming and charming service makes this Krabi resort hotel a place guests would want to return to. Setting high standards without losing the personal touch this Trang hotel is ideal for relaxed holidays of kayaking, snorkeling and swimming or to simply enjoy the natural beauty of Krabi.