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Entry fee required for lookout and again for cave

10,000 kip to climb the Pha Poak mountain- a bit of a challenge with loose rocks and bamboo ladders... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
New South Wales, Australia
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very good views but a bit of a climb

definitely only do this climb is you have good shoes and are reasonably fit. Climbing in thongs or... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2018
Patterson Lakes, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

10,000 kip to climb the Pha Poak mountain- a bit of a challenge with loose rocks and bamboo ladders but worth it. There was a cave on the way up that we thought was Lusi- but wasn't! It was another 45 minute walk to get...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AuzziOne
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

20000 kip for both entry to the viewpoint and the cave. The viewpoint is a thrown together series of ladders and bamboo handrails going virtually vertical with safety definitely a second thought. We got halfway and turned back...realising the way back down would be a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank stephensF592PA
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Sucked in by tales of the Blue Lagoon. Guide went too far ahead of us. Swimming? In muddy waist deep water. It took a long time to get to the big pool of water (Blue Lagoon) Rickety wood bridges/ladders.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank EdwardRY
Reviewed 13 May 2018

definitely only do this climb is you have good shoes and are reasonably fit. Climbing in thongs or similar even in dry weather could be quite dangerous. While a little challenging, the views from the top are definitely worthwhile and great value for 10,000 kip...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank wackijac1
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

The Pha Poak Viewpoint was visible from our hotel balcony, so we thought we would check it out. Getting there was very easy as it is just past the bridge and marked by plenty of signs/arrows. As we made our way closer to the mountain,...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 732paigeb
Reviewed 24 January 2018

Going by the size of this Mountain compared to the one I climbed the day before, I thought this would be a piece of cake. Not so. I walked from the GH in town through the rice fields to the entrance point (paid 10,000 kip),...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank melanie259
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Is good place, why >? only because the nature need thousands and thousands to make this caves. Is really good the trip, but not more. Only if you like and know this atractions. Good. PURE NATURE.

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank MAU1967
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Stumbled around the rice fields just outside of vang vieng and got called by the guys taking care of the admission fee to visit the caves. After payment they took us in the cave barely having any light with them. They told us to use...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Gabe M
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Great walk from the hotel and not crowded at all. We went up Pha Poak peak first expecting to find a cave. But no such thing : Only a steep climb for 10000 kips. Not dangerous but you need decent shoes. We then walked along...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank paulandc0
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Great to do alone, hiked to the caves what was an experience in it self. I was alone and had to pay 10000 kip to go in with two guides, they didn't speak any English but that made it probably better to be impressed by...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank JW B
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