Day 9: Soppong
Trip Start Dec 26, 2012
34Trip End Jan 29, 2013
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Once we got the Pai we grabbed a quick lunch and then a an hour long sâwngthâew ride through more windy roads to Soppong. We then grabbed a taxi to the hostel The Cave Lodge where we were hoping they had room for us to stay. We grabbed a small bungalo there and began exploring. The cave lodge is on a river right next to the Tham Lot caves- a 250m long cave
We explored the cave entrance but decided not to take the bamboo boats inside as we are taking a hiking and caving tour tomorrow which covers 3 caves. We met up with a Brit we had celebrated New Years with in Ayuthaya and headed to the back entrance of the caves where at the start of night fall, hundreds of fork tail swifts gather to enter the caves for the night. It was spectacular to see all of the birds circling above and then diving into the cave. Marty got pooed on haha.
We ended the night sitting around the lodge taking with 3 Brits and an Aussie. We're heading to bed early to prepare to get up early for sunrise on mountain top!