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Address: Nong Khiaw, Laos

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Good short visit.

Enjoyed the cave although it's fairly small. Paid 5,000 kip each to get in at which point the lady warns you that you do not need a guide and there will be a guy waiting there and... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Megan K
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24 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed the cave although it's fairly small. Paid 5,000 kip each to get in at which point the lady warns you that you do not need a guide and there will be a guy waiting there and to tell him "no money no guide" . The guy was nice and didn't tell us he was a guide he just followed... More 

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Thank Megan K
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Two caves are available for you to explore, at the time of writing 10k Kip for both. The first cave is essentially a large "room" where lots of people hid during the Indochina war. The second cave is to the left of the first as you exit, just walk along a small path for 1 minute. This one is rawer... More 

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Thank drwols
England
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35 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

About 15 mins cycle from town. Not a great cave but good to visualise as Tet base in wartime. 10000 kip entry and do not provide torch as advertised so take one

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Thank JC349
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Locals lived in this cave during the US bombing of Laos, and it serves as an essential reminder of the impact of modern warfare on civilian populations. The cave itself is quite small and there is not a lot to see, so the impact comes from thinking about what is must have been like for the people forced to shelter... More 

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Thank Chris M
London, United Kingdom
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20 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

This cave is obviously very interesting historically and it was a really nice place to visit: lovely walk there from the town and the cave itself is in amongst some breathtaking scenery. Bamboo bridge over a river to get there and then a short, steep climb up some steps to enter the cave. Make sure you have a light (the... More 

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Thank Ruderies
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59 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Well we decided as in the area we would check this out, local kids act as guides and want your money to go to caves. Climb into caves is interesting very steep in places, not much to see in the way of caves. It's up to you to visit I wouldn't recommend it but each to their own.

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Thank Peter L
Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Have to pay 10.000 Kip to enter. There was no tickets issued. I guessed that we did not explore all 3 caves in that area. Was led by a boy into this cave with steep steps. He did asked for 20.000 Kip tips after the "tour". Ridiculous... We definately give less than that. Give it a miss!

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Thank Autumnday
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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71 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

The walk there and back was very pleasant. It's a cave and compared to many other caves around this area isn't anything special.

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Thank Nobbynonads
Leicester, United Kingdom
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311 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

A very informal tourist site so don't expect toilets, information, ticket booths etc. Bring a light or torch of some sought. Travelfish suggests you can hire them, but not sure where from. There are three caves to enter, first cave just over a rickety bamboo bridge is a tight scramble but fun to crawl around. The second has a large... More 

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Thank Beckie E
Chesham, United Kingdom
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22 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

We were traveling around with a guide for 9 days and he took us here. Not remarkable in many respects but when you find out that people survived in the cave for years and the only reason it didn't get bombed out was because of the surrounding hills, it puts it in to context. Drop in if you're passing and... More 

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