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Good for history

For historical value, this is a place you should visit. A shelter for the villagers during the... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
Julie D
,
Allen, Texas
A shelter from bombs

Our guide brought us here for a short visit when we arrived in Nong Khiaw and explained how a... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2017
Catherine W
,
Chippenham, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent8%
  • Very good25%
  • Average51%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible5%
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“secret war” (3 reviews)
“short visit” (2 reviews)
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Nong Khiaw, Laos
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

For historical value, this is a place you should visit. A shelter for the villagers during the secret war. It is a sobering though and you could imagine what people had to do to survive during those times. It is as a previous reviewer said,...More

Thank Julie D
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Our guide brought us here for a short visit when we arrived in Nong Khiaw and explained how a thousand people had taken shelter in these caves to escape the American bombs in the secret war. I found it difficult to imagine what it must...More

Thank Catherine W
Reviewed 16 March 2017 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" ....More

Thank Megan K
Reviewed 13 March 2017 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...More

Thank drwols
Reviewed 14 February 2017

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

Thank JC349
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...More

Thank Chris M
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...More

Thank Ruderies
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...More

Thank Peter L
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...More

Thank Autumnday
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.

Thank Nobbynonads
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