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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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  • 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 t...  more »
  • Non chiau from the cave for about 10 minutes on a bike. There are bamboo huts along the river got little from the highway, turning and I's from ticket purchase. Whiff of cave is no mere cave. Came with a child along with a flashlight and directions, but is bummed out pocket money way back when.
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  • 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 i...  more »