Myanmar Cave Documentation Project



We want to achieve an overview of caving areas and to provide a proper documention of caves and karst areas to the Myanmar authorities. This guarantees a basis for further research and development. All results are published in books or articles and are presented at international conferences.



The cave maps with detailed descriptions and photographs of our expeditions 2009 - 2017 are published in English at the well known expedition series "Berliner Hoehlenkundliche Berichte".

Please order for worldwide shipment the  "Karst and Caves of Myanmar" Part I Vol. 39, Part II Vol. 51 and Part III Vol. 75 at, or









Articles & Lectures for download

3rd Asian Transkarst Conference in Bohol 2019

Karst and Cave Conservation in Myanmar

Transkarst 2019

14th National Swiss Congress in Interlaken 2019

Karst and Caves in Myanmar

Sinterlaken 2019

2nd Asian Transkarst Conference in Lichuan 2015

Karst and Caves of the Shan plateau in Myanmar

Transkarst 2015

Swiss Caving Magazine Stalactite July 2015

Kayah - River Caves in the land of the red Karen (German/French only).

Stalactite 2015

Int. Congress of Speleology 2013 in Brno

"Speleological epxeditions to the Shan Plateau in Myanmar (Burma)". A good overview of areas and exploration results until 2013.

ICS 2013

Bagan Air Magazine

Vol. 5

This article started the expeditions to the Htam Sam Cave in Hopon in 2010.


Htam Sam


Int. Congress of Speleology 2013

Speloplogical expeditions to the Shan Plateau in Myanmar (Burma)

ICS 2013 Shan

Austrian-German Congress 2012 in Bad Mitterndorf (Austria)

Ten years of biospeleological research in Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (in German)

Biospeleology 2012