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Patok Cave, Nong Khiaw

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At Patok Cave, see the place that served as a sanctuary for the soldiers during the Vietnam War. Rich with history, the network of three caves offers a chance to see how and in what conditions the soldiers lived during the difficult period. To get to the first cave, you’ll need to cross a small bridge. Despite its small size, you probably won’t be able to touch the ceiling of the initial cave. Turn left to get to the second, which is larger and leads straight into the third. Make sure to bring a flashlight and spare batteries in order to thoroughly explore the caves. To visit Patok Cave and other attractions in Nong Khiaw, use our Nong Khiaw itinerary planner.
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  • About 15 mins cycle from town. Not a great cave but good to visualise as Tet base in wartime. 10000 kip entry and do not provide torch as advertised so take one  more »
  • It allows very little for. It costs 10,000 incidentally chicken. And there ran a little boy of 8 as a guide, he just ran with it but was expecting a small tip
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  • Locals lived in this cave during the US bombing of Laos, and it serves as an essential reminder of the impact of modern warfare on civilian populations. The cave itself is quite small and there is not...  more »