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We were ushered into the caves by a 20yr old guy and two 10yr old boys. We quickly realised this was a "guided tour" of sorts and felt very uncomfortable about it, especially when we asked the boys why they weren't at school that day...More
The caves are just 3kms from Nong Khiaw, a pleasant walk made even more enjoyable by the friendly greetings from people and kids passing by on the road. The entrance fee is a nominal 10,000 kip. There's a strong sense of history here, as the...More
Some teenagers asked us to pay 10.000 kip each (the free map of the area says it's 5000 as we later saw). They even didnt have tickets or a ticketbooth. They became agressive when I told them I wouldnt pay. Some other people we came...More
Easy to find, just follow the signs to the cave. You have to pay a small entrance fee and cross a bamboo bridge to get to the stairs. Cave itself is okay, but bring your own flashlight. When you're done exploring the cave, go down,...More
Not much of a cave, and very little signage detailing its history (the locals lived in the cave to avoid bombings during war), but the nearby scenery is nice. Admission 10,000, plus a local kid will ask for money to escort you to the cave,...More
If you are in Nong Khiaw these are absolutely worth a visit. Yes there's no guide or signs etc but if you know the history there's no need for that. Just knowing that only approx 45 years ago people had to hide in those caves...More
We walked approximately 2km to the caves and were disappointed. Upon arrival we were informed the price was 10000 kip (having read it should have been around 5000 kip). However, we paid and as we began walking towards the two caves, three young boys (between...More