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Good history

Little away from Nong Khiaw, but easily accessible by bike or scooter. Very quiet (was the only one... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
MichielvdB77
Interesting.

I was here in 2013 and the signs within the caves were much better now you have to pay 10,000 kip... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2018
Billy W
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“bamboo bridge” (6 reviews)
“vietnam war” (4 reviews)
“secret war” (3 reviews)
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Nong Khiaw, Laos
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Little away from Nong Khiaw, but easily accessible by bike or scooter. Very quiet (was the only one there), there are 2 caves. one of the local guys hanging around there, guided me through them and told a bit about the history (local people took...More

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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

I was here in 2013 and the signs within the caves were much better now you have to pay 10,000 kip entry and it's it a much worse state of repair. Where is that money going you ask, we'll probably on the horrifically loud sound...More

Thank Billy W
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Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

About 20 minute walk from the bridge. The cave is interesting and the views are nice. Although there is some kind of scam running there. I paid the 10k kip entrance fee after which 2 boys, each about 10 years old, started walking with me...More

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Reviewed 20 November 2017

The cave was used as a secret hospital and munitions dump (good mix?) during the Vietnam War. An interesting view for those who don’t mind confined spaces from time to time (crawling only in parts). The cave runs into the hillside some 300m and 50...More

Thank Martin O
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

From town, you'll have to cross the Nam Ou bridge and continue up the road for about 2 miles through the winding roads. You'll eventually see a sign for the caves on the right. Entrance fee is 10,000 kip per person. There isn't a whole...More

Thank Rich S
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Reviewed 22 September 2017

Its a lovely walk from town to the caves, and an interesting experience when you get there, and an important part of the history of the country. Not hugely exciting but a pleasant experience overall.

Thank CHRIS W
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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
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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
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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
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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
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