You have seen and expressed admiration for the Buddhist Temples in Chiang Rai. Now its time you divert your attention to a unique form of Buddhist worship. Tham Tu Pu, Chiang Rai is a departure from the traditional Buddhist Temples. The lure of visiting Tham Tu Pu, Chiang Rai will take you at the base of a limestone tower on the northern side of the Mae Kok River.
If caves interest you more than Buddhist Temples, Tham Tu Pu, Chiang Rai is a must-see for you. Inside the Tham Tu Pu you will come across curious stalactite and stalagmite formations, paintings, carvings and a lot of bats! There are more than one cave entrances along with a basso relievo image of Buddha in the cliff. The Tham Tu Pu, Chiang Rai is a small and narrow limestone cave. The entrance is constricted but the cave can accommodate nearly thirty people. The origin of the stalactites and stalagmites can be attributed to the water that continues to trickle down from the ceiling. Those who fear darkness need not worry. A ring-shaped opening in the ceiling admits light and saves the cave from being absolutely dark.
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