'Thai Cave Rescue' is a Thai/American adventure drama series created by Michael Russell Gunn and Dana Ledoux Miller that follows a Thai youth soccer team that gets trapped inside a flooded cave after being exposed for two weeks due to heavy rainfall. The show vividly depicts the worldwide rescue effort that the group of 12 boys and the coach undertakes.
The outstanding onscreen performances by some actors, including Papangkorn Lerkchaleampote, Pratya Patong, Thaneth Warakulnukroh, and Chakkapat Srisat, make one wonder if 'Thai Cave Rescue' was shot somewhere entirely different.
Locations for Thai Cave Rescue Filming
The first iteration of 'Thai Cave Rescue' was shot entirely in Thailand, including in Chiang Rai Province and Bangkok. The filming unit apparently began in early September 2021 and wrapped up in December of the same year. Now, without further ado, let's look at all the specific locations that appear in the Netflix series!
Thailand's Chiang Rai Province
'Thai Cave Rescue' is shot across Chiang Rai Province, Thailand's northernmost province. Most of the cave scenes are taped on location inside the Tham Luang cave, while the interviews with the real victims of the entrapment in season 1 were shot at their homes. What makes the underwater diving scenes even more authentic is the participation of Dr. Richard Harris, a cave diver who himself took part in the rescue, as the body double of actor Rodger Corser in the show.
The cast and crew members of 'Thai Cave Rescue' travel around Tham Luang and the surrounding forests and mountains to look for additional shooting locations for the show. In addition, the crew uses the Mae Sai district's location to record more interior and exterior scenes.
Additional scenes of 'Thai Cave Rescue' are shot in Bangkok, Thailand's capital and most populous city. Apparently, the filming unit of the drama series uses a soundstage in one of the film studios in the city to recreate the interior chambers of the Tham Luang cave. Over the years, Bangkok has hosted the production of numerous films and television shows, such as 'The Beach,' 'Kate,' 'Only God Forgives,' and 'Girl