A newly discovered cave in Bueng Kan province has a surface resembling the scales of the legendary giant Naga snake.
In May, a Facebook user named Ord Thanawanij posted some photos of the cave in Bueng Khong Long district, Bueng Kan province, over 700 km away from the capital city Bangkok. What quickly made this cave famous is its resemblance to the giant Naga snake from the legend. The surface of the cave is also rough, resembling snake scales. Additionally, the entrance of the cave has a shape similar to a snake’s head.
Thanawanij’s post was widely shared, and the legend of the giant Naga snake once again became a hot topic in Thailand. Some believe that this is the entrance to the mysterious city of Pu Ua Lue, where the Naga snake is believed to be cursed.
The Public Relations Department of the province quickly commented on this snake cave. Officials confirmed that the photos showing the snake’s head and body do not belong to the same cave. The snake’s head belongs to a rock cave in Oudomxay province, Laos. The cave with the snake-scale resemblance is located in a forest area within Phu Langka National Park, Bueng Khong Long district, Bueng Kan province, about 700 km from Oudomxay.
The area where the cave was discovered, as shown in the photos, is difficult and treacherous to access. Due to Covid-19, Phu Langka National Park does not allow visitors. They mentioned that they will organize guided tours in the future when the pandemic is under control.”