Co-operative Research Project for Caving and Climbing in Northern Thailand

Chiang Mai Rock Climbing Adventures is proud to announce a collaborative research project with the Capital Administrative and Management Unit on The Enhancement of the Country’s Competitiveness (PEP) and Kasetsart University under the project “Upgrading and striving for Thailand to be a leader in ecotourism and caving adventures in the ASEAN region.”

The research project focused on a case study of the Upper Northern Provinces group, “Developing participatory recreation activities to enhance eco-tourism and sustainable caving in Chiang Rai and Lampang provinces” which are specific to the following locations: Tham Luang – Khun Nam Nang Non National Park, Chiang Rai Province and Tham Pha Thai National Park, Lampang Province.

The purpose of this research project is to present a model for developing recreational and tourism activities and attractions for caving and climbing in specific karst areas.  Additionally, through training and guidance the project aims to build up the knowledge and skills in hosting a variety of activities related to eco-tourism and caving adventures for local personnel.  The activities in this research project include a training course for rock climbing and caving adventures, a first aid training and a rescue training course for related personnel in these designated areas.

Rock climbing and caving adventures are some of the focuses for activities in this research project which took place in Lampang from 20-24 June, 2022 at Doi Pha Kan, Ban Tha Si, Village Moo 3, Ban Dong Subdistrict, Mae Mo District, Lampang Province.

An opening ceremony was held for rock climbing and caving adventure training for those involved in the area on Monday, June 20, 2022 at the meeting room in Ban Dong Subdistrict’s Administrative Organization in Mae Mo District, Lampang Province.  In attendance were the following:

  • Representative of the President, Lampang Provincial Administrative Organization
  • President, Ban Dong Subdistrict Administrative Organization
  • Mae Mo County Sheriff’s Representative
  • Representative of Mae Moh Project
  • Suraphon Tansuwan, Deputy Mayor of Lampang
  • Village Head, Ban Dong Subdistrict
  • Representative of the Head of Tham Pha Thai National Park
  • Representative of the Commander-in-Chief of Phiset Combat
  • Training Camp, Pratu Pha Camp, Lampang Province
  • Ban Tha Si travel agency

CMRCA and the head of the research project would like to sincerely thank all the distinguished people involved and those who participated in the trainings and events.