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Kong Lor Cave

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Kong Lor Cave

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Sasha H wrote a review Jan 2021
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The restaurant overlooks the beautiful river and blue lagoon. The restaurant offers free wifi, as well as a range of Western and Asian dishes. The staff are very friendly and helpful.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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fartoomanyusers wrote a review Jun 2020
London, United Kingdom404 contributions297 helpful votes
We had a couple of days free at the end of a trip, and decided that it was worth hiring a car and coming to the cave. We weren't disappointed - it really is a great place. The cave itself isn't the the prettiest - but it is spectacular, as you travel by boat through this huge cavern. It really is enormous, and the wow factor comes from the river entry and exit - it feels like something from an Indiana Jones film! We used our time at the far end to rent bicycles and go for a cycle - but we seemed to have taken a wrong turn (pro tip - don't lift your bike over a gate). We did eventually somehow end up back where we started - but probably best check google maps *before* you head off (we didn't). The cycle itself was really interesting - through some really poor villages, and a different side of the country than we saw elsewhere. There are plenty of little shops to get a cold drink before go head back into the cave for the return journey that was probably even better than the original upriver journey. Worth taking a couple of days out from Vientiane if you can.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Patrick V wrote a review Feb 2020
Manosque, France207 contributions92 helpful votes
Overall a rather disappointing experience. Most of the time you cannot see anything because it is very dark. We were lucky we had to get out only once. In the dry season it is happening many times we` ve been told. Approx. half way you have to disembark and you can take a short walk near a place were some stalactites are displayed with colored lights. Not the most beautiful cave I have aver seen
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Date of experience: November 2019
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HellsEzel wrote a review Jan 2020
Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands15 contributions7 helpful votes
Based on the reviews we had high expectations, but it was quite disappointing. First we were being yelled at by the parking spot to pay up, then commanded to put on flip flops. After a short walk and a two minute boat ride we were again yelled at (in Lao) to leave the boat. We could watch a well lit part, which was nice, but difficult to enjoy as there were 30 people walking around at once and dozens of motorboats were making noise. We slipped and fell, and still our boatman pulled our arms (very roughly) because we had to hurry. Then dropped in a desolate place where we were supposed to hang around for 2 hours. The staff at this cave is horrible, worst we have seen in Laos. Tourists are cash cows here and expect to be treated like cattle. Two stars because the cave was impressive, although not very beautiful. If you want to see a beautiful cave it's better to go to Tham Nang Aen... They also have boat rides there. Konglor is pretty expensive and nothing seems to be done to preserve the cave.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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travellerme wrote a review Jan 2020
Brighton, United Kingdom302 contributions113 helpful votes
The best way to arrive at the cave is by boat from the Spring River resort, but car is fine...or bike. You get fitted out with a decent life jacket and torch if you don’t have your own.A boatman takes you about the third of the way in in total darkness save for his and your torches. Then yoi take a 20 minute walk through very well lit stalagmites and stalagmites, caverns and passed wonderful pillars and shapes made through the eons of time. Then is back to the boat to continue through the 7,5 km ride out into daylight to a landing where’s there’s some refreshments to be taken. You can visit a section where textiles are being made on looms . The prices are attractive and you’re supporting the locals rather than going through markets and shops. Then it’s back through the cave water course to the start . I’ve been to a lot of caves around the world. This is up there with best. It’s not easy to get to . That makes it even more worthwhile to visit as it’s pretty quiet and not rammed with visitors.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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