Thailand: Most tourists probably think of tropical paradise islands, food or Bangkok. But not caves. And yet, large parts of Thailand are tropical karst. Cone karst. Similar to Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia or Southern China. And similar to these countries, most of the larger caves are active river caves usually with an entrance (sink) and an exit (resourgence) - passing through the cone karst. Large dimensions, pleasantly warm temperatures, lots of animals and of course a lot of decoration and flowstones. This is how best to describe most of the caves. In many cases, the caving is easy, but the problem is to find the access to the entrance: either because it is too easy and the caves are abused for tourists, or because it is too difficult and is located in the middle of the jungle. Nevertheless, compared to the neighbouring countries, the caves largely remain free and accessible for cavers and have not been turned into "adventour tourist" attractions.