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Historic Buddhist Caves

Tham Pha is a peaceful cave which is located about 3 kms from the village of Nong Tang, which is... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2018
Raymond W
Chengdu, China
Amazing discoveries by Nakhangxang farmer.

#ThamPha (Buddha cave) and #Tham PaFa is located approximately 12km away from #Thakhek. There are... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2017
Phonepaseuth S
Vientiane, Laos
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

Tham Pha is a peaceful cave which is located about 3 kms from the village of Nong Tang, which is also known as Muang Sui. It is about 50 kms from Phonsavan, the provincial capital along a sealed road. Set in an attractive area of...More

Thank Raymond W
Reviewed 2 July 2017

#ThamPha (Buddha cave) and #Tham PaFa is located approximately 12km away from #Thakhek. There are two ways to reach the Buddha and Thampafa caves. I would recommend you not to turn left at big sign on the left, this is after 4km from Thakhek, but...More

Thank Phonepaseuth S
Reviewed 3 May 2017

No photographs inside is a downside. But then again, I sat inside for awhile - there were around 10 locals with various offerings for sale - they seemed pretty comfortable, and it was intriguing watching other Lao people come in and offer their prayers/alms. No...More

Thank Annabelle L
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

We had to pay 3.000 Kip for parking.. I had to pay 3.000 Kip for borrow a skirt.. And 5.000 Kip/each for entry. Not worth it for me, I think it wasn't much to see really but maybe if you like to watch when some...More

Thank tilda102
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

After paying 3000kip for the parking and 5000kip each for the cave entrance they tell my girlfriend she has to rent a lao skirt because is a lao tradition, for 3000 kip extra. First, a cave discovered on 2004 can't have many ancestral lao traditions...More

Thank Enric O
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

The buddha cave/temple itself is not very impressive. Small cave with some buddha statues. You can take a boat trip through the 130mtr cave below for a small price. Nice to do but this is minor league for caves...

Thank wouter c
Reviewed 5 February 2017

This cave is beautiful and surprising. You don't know what to expect because there are just a few pictures on the internet. The reason for that: it's not allowed to take pictures inside the cave.

Thank Alex S
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Go to other caves. not worth the long trip out. terrible road to drive on with a scooter and really it's only about a 30 minute visit. Don't bother.

Thank Howard B
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

This remotely located cave was recently discovered by a farmer who was looking for bird nest in 2004. He found that there are many Buddha images and it has become a tourist destination. The road is very bad last 9 km. Total distance from town...More

Thank 387georgew
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Well the road there is an adventure... We even got a flat tire but the scenery is awesome and the cave ist quite different from what you might expect.

Thank Mike K
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