Tham Luang cave reopens to tourists

by Expat Life
Tham Luang cave reopens 2019

The Wild Boars youth team caught the world’s attention when they got trapped in the flooded cave for 17 days.

The cave in Thailand’s northern Chiang Rai province was officially opened to tourists in an inauguration ceremony on Friday, November 1 (almost one year after this tragedy happened). Jongklai Worapongsathork, the deputy director-general of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, led the ceremony, which was attended by monks, government officials and park rangers.

Officials allowed 20 people at a time to visit the cave’s first chamber, which will now be open to visitors from 08:30 to 16:30 local time (01:30-09:30 GMT), according to the Bangkok Post.

More than a million people have visited the cave in the past year, but they have not been allowed to go inside.

Former Thai navy diver Saman Gunan died after losing consciousness on his way out of the Tham Luang cave complex, where he had been delivering air tanks.

Netflix has secured the rights to make a miniseries about the rescue, and several books have been published about it.

Tham Luang Cave reopen 2019
Tham Luang Cave reopen 2019
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