Large crowds visit Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai


CHIANG RAI, Nov 30 – A large crowd of people are now visiting the Tham Luang cave daily after the movie about the dramatic rescue last year of 12 boys and their football coach has been screened at theatres in Thailand.

The movie called ‘The Cave’ is being shown at several theatres nationwide and approximately 3,000 people are visiting the cave in the northernmost province of Chiang Rai daily.

Concerned authorities at the Thamluang Khunnam Nangnon national park provide trolley service to the cave entrance.

Also, as many as 50 visitors are allowed to enter the first chamber for each round of the cave tour and they can take pictures there for five minutes.

Officially, the Tham Luang cave was officially opened for tourists in early November.

Two nearby caves will be opened for nature study in the future.

A total of 12 young soccer players, members of the Wild Boars (Mu Pa)  football team, and their coach were trapped inside the flooded cave in July last year. Their subsequent rescue, after 17 days, made headlines around the world.