Chiang rai opens exhibition of the cave rescue of young footballers

7 Jul 2022

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In a recently opened exhibition, showing scenes from the rescue mission in a recreation of the cave, the rescue of young footballers trapped in Chiang Rai's Tham Luang cave in 2018 is now being illustrated.

The recent open rescue mission exhibition shows the construction of the Nern Nom Sao part of the Tham Luang cave system in Chiang Rai, where 13 trapped footballers, including their coach, were rescued in July 2018.

The exhibition, organized by the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP), is located at Tham Luang-Khun Nam Nang Non-National Park in Chiang Rai and presents the story of the rescue mission using replicated rocks and plaster elements in a simulated environment.

Tourists will travel from the cave mouth via the replicated cave to the place where the footballers were found. 

Along the way, during the operation, they will find replications of important locations inside the actual cave, such as the commanding space, the junction where the late LCdr Saman Gunan lost consciousness, and the hill where the footballers were found.

At these locations, mannequins and photographs are placed to tell the story in a realistic environment. 

The DNP is now proposing the designation by the committee and experts of the ASEAN Center for Biodiversity of Tham Luang-Khun Nam Nang Non-National Park as an ASEAN Heritage Park, citing the notable geological aspects of the park, biodiversity, and environment for rare and near-extinct animals, as well as being the scene of an important event in history.

SOURCE: Royal Coast Review