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Tham Phu Kham Cave and Blue Lagoon

7km West of Vang Vieng, Vang Vieng 1003, Laos
+856 20 55 528 090
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“steep climb” (34 reviews)
“tuk tuk” (65 reviews)
7km West of Vang Vieng, Vang Vieng 1003, Laos
+856 20 55 528 090
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went to the lagoon in low season and the place was still quite crowded and partially artificial. However it is a fun place to spend some hours. There were a few locals and we enjoyed sharing the swing and the diving board with them.

Thank Johannes S
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very cool hike to there cave and cool to see inside. No need for a guide. Lagoon was full of Koreans, very noisy. It was clear they were having fun but just too crowded for my liking. Stop by the Restaurant on the way in...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Drive about 40 mins, distance about 33 KM from Luang Prabang town. I have a great time here with my friends. Suitable for Picnic and Entrance Fee 20,000 Kip for Foreigners. Inside waterfall hard to find food. There are also Mini Zoo for Bears.

Thank DonaldCoffee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a very touristic place. Groups of tourists arrived with tuk tuks or loud quads. The “lagoon“ looks like a muddy self builded pool. No atmosphere, don't go there! Only the cave looked quite nice, but there are others around that are more quiete...

Thank Christian B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we arrived the place was overrun. It was too crowded to swim. It felt like the cave was also stifling because of the number of people climbing up to such closed spaces. Normally the cave was enjoyable and the water refreshing to swim in....More

Thank Sally S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yes simply put, the place was beautiful but too much people made it noisy and crowded. If you seek a bit more peaceful natural place where you can relax and enjoy then this is not the place to go. Don't get me wrong, it is...More

Thank HappyEveryTime
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was a bit disappointed with the blue lagoon as I had heard it was a must-see attraction. It's a nice lagoon but was completely packed full of people. Not sure if they were tourists or locals. It might be good if you want to...More

Thank Nicole C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lagoon is small, not as fun as advertised. My friend and I only spent less than 2 hours at these places. However, Tham Phu Kham cave which is located just right beside the lagoon (walking distance) is slightly more interesting. You need to climb...More

Thank WeiQian
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We rented bikes and cycled the 7km ish to the lagoon. The road is busy but tarmacked - we went further to lagoon 3 and did a loop back to town. That road was awful, gravel and stones! The bikes (the more expensive ones on...More

Thank loveafricaxox
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place is located about 15 min ride from town and easy to find. 10,000 kip entrance and a lot of Asians. Has a tree which you can jump from and a swing. Nice place to chill for few hours to escape the heat. The...More

Thank Tommi K
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Hi, I am just inquiring about the price of entry for the blue lagoon? Also can you take a regular tuk tuk to the site? Thanks
24 November 2015|
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Response from crawfords37 | Reviewed this property |
We went to the blue lagoon as part of an all day tour so do not know the price of entry to the lagoon. Most people seem to travel there by mini van or motor bike, though we did pass plenty of locals on push bike. The road... More
Hi Oliver, I am reading that it is a bumpy road out to the lagoon, but it sounds like you took the buggies? I was thinking of taking a scooter, but buggies would be better if available. Can you confirm? Also how much to hire a buggy for a day? Cheers, Paul.
24 April 2015|
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Response from designlisten | Reviewed this property |
I also recommend to hire a driver with a vehicle,too. The road was rough and full of the dust.
BLUE LAGOON is a very popular site for tourists. Many local tour agents offer a day trip to this site for about US$25 per person. BLUE LAGOON is actually very near the town and can easily reached by local "tuk-tuk" , motorcycle , bicycle or even walking!!! THAM PHU KHAM CAVE is just behind the BLUE LAGOON. There is an entrance fee to the lagoon, and this includes visit to the cave. The lagoon is usually packed with back packers, enjoying jumping off from the tree to the lagoon. There are small wooden huts, which can be rented for resting; and food and drink (soft drink and beer)stalls around. Nothing outstanding but just an experience!
5 February 2015|
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