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Speleological Expeditions To The Shan Plateau In Myanmar (Burma)

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January 2013

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The extensive and virtually untouched karst of the Shan plateau is well known from literature. Access is very difficult due to common regional unrest causing travel restrictions in combination with a very limited road network. Few investigations have been carried out since independence in 1948, notably those by Dunkley. This series could be continued by four expeditions from 2010–12 within the Myanmar Cave Documentation Project in cooperation with Myanmar authorities. Caving areas near Hopon, Ywangan and Pinlaung were visited confirming the presence of larger river cave systems. In total 44 caves with an overall length of 16.9 km were documented and new longest and deepest caves of the country discovered. These are Khau Khaung (Ywangan) with 2,355 m length and Mai Lone Kho (Pinlaung) with -160 m depth.

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16th International Congress of Speleology, At Brno / Czech Republic, Vol. 1 (2013-01-01).

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Shan Plateau, Myanmar, Dunkley

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Shan Plateau; Myanmar; Dunkley

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