Bor Thor Kayaking

May 12, 2012 by  
Filed under Activities, New Release

KAYAKING AT BOR THOR VILLAGE

Borthor Kayaking
One of the most popular activities in Krabi is kayaking through magnificient sea caves in Bor Thor. This simple, relaxing and environmental friendly activity enables visitors to paddle through a world of nature wonders that drives Krabi’s tourism.

Krabi, Surat Thani, Phang Nga and Trang are the areas in Southern Thailand where karst intrusions are most pronounced. These limestone karsts were formed 260 million years ago when shallow sea, running the entire length of South East Asia, slowly built up deep deposits of coral and shells which were later buried under sediments washing in from the land. Compressed  deep  in the earth, these remains  of  calcium carbonate formed limestone karsts which was trust up 30 million years ago when two continental plate collided. ( When you are in “Tham Pee Hua Toh,” look for the supporting evidence of fossillized sea shells up in the cave. ) With the celestial eruption, a labyrinth of cave chambers,  passageways and magnificent outdoor landscapes are created as favourite for kayaker’s paradise.

Borthor
The high number of ancient paintings found in caves proved the existence of a prehistoric seafarers from neighbouring countries taking shelter here during the monsoon season when the sea condition is not suitable for trading.

Hit the water and sweat it up by kayaking so as to enjoy and appreciate the spectacular scenery of the lowland mangrove forest. Paddle to see  “Tham Lod Tai” where a dramatic tunnel cuts through a limestone mountain decorated  with  thousands of well-formed stalactites, and then visit “Tham Pee Hua Toh” which is Krabi’s  most  celebrated cave for prehistoric paintings. Paddle to see “Tham Khao Wong”  a gorgeous inner lagoon and then continue to “Tham Lod Nua”, a cave with splendid stalactites and stalagmites formations.

Thamlod

A great place to put your camera at work.

In visiting these sites, guests must adhere to a strict set of rules in the caves :- no touching, no screaming, no eating, no drinking, no smoking and certainly no collection of souvenirs.

Been here and what blogger discovered & experienced :-

” This past weekend the new volunteers lathered up with sun-screen, put on their best kayaking shoes and were taken to Bor Thor for the first side trip of this expedition. They spent several hours kayaking past limestone mountains, navigating their way through narrow, winding mangrove swamps, and relaxing in beautiful lagoons. The trip also included some cave exploring of Big-Headed-Ghost Cave; a hidden gem of Krabi, Thailand. Inside one finds cave paintings that are 3,000-5,000 years old. The trip concluded with a bountiful family style lunch at a riverfront seafood restaurant. Mmm….delicious. Overall, the afternoon was an enriching and memorable experience. “

” Bor Thor is a pier close the the GVI Thailand base with access to the sea through a series of mangrove channels. This spot is know for 2 particularly remarkable caves, know as Tham Lawt and Tham Pii Hua To. Tham. Lawt means literally “Tube Cave” and is a cave over the water which allows boats and kayaks to pass through the cave. One of the limestone formations in the cave looks like a mermaid perched over the water. The second cave, Tham Pii Hua To, meaning “the big-headed ghost cave. This cave is an expanse of hidden crevices great for hiding and rocks perfect for scrambling. The highlight of this cave are the 3,000-5,000 year old cave paintings that the Krabi regions is reknowned for. Some of the pictures are of a women in a skirt, hands, and a variety of people and animals. “

 

 

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