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Easy to find, just follow the signs to the cave. You have to pay a small entrance fee and cross a... read more

Reviewed February 23, 2016
Lucas K
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Not much of a cave, and very little signage detailing its history (the locals lived in the cave to... read more

Reviewed February 10, 2016
ChristoforoM
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed March 9, 2016

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

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank ktfin
Reviewed February 27, 2016

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

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank Zingle
Reviewed February 26, 2016 via mobile

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

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank Edwinbroe
Reviewed February 23, 2016 via mobile

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

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank Lucas K
Reviewed February 10, 2016 via mobile

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

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank ChristoforoM
Reviewed February 10, 2016 via mobile

If you drive by pay a visit. Okay but not very special. Local kids will guide you, lot of fun. They will ask for some money at the end of the tour :-)

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Maikel H
Reviewed January 19, 2016 via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank Catherinel2808
Reviewed January 14, 2016

Self guided walk to a huge cave used in war times to house military and avoid bombings. The cave and it's surroundings are stunningly beautiful.

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank brianhawken
Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

Something to do with the kids.Easy access for all.3km out of town.had to pay the standard 10 000 kip plus 5000 for head light.

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank travellerDampier
Reviewed January 12, 2016 via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank Navanro
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