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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
billyw784
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Bramcote, United Kingdom
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Decent stop along the road

From town, you'll have to cross the Nam Ou bridge and continue up the road for about 2 miles... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2017
Rich S
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Seattle
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Reviewed 15 December 2018 via mobile

After going to the nearby pha kuang caves yesterday, these caves were underwhelming. The exterior is beautiful (in a mountain, rocks, near river) but the inside is only a few large rooms. It looks like the cave continues but we asked the lady outside for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 250tinaj
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

This touted attraction was pretty underwhelming— perhaps because of the more impressive Buddha caves outside Chang Mai. Many Buddha statues in various states of decay or disrepair— hard to tell ages and not lit inside so had to rely on iPhone flashlight.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Lisa H
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

Date of experience: May 2017
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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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank billyw784
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

Date of experience: December 2017
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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

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Martin O
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

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Rich S
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.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank CHRIS W
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

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Julie D
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

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank CatherineW212
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