Patok Cave, Nong Khiaw

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#7 of 7 in Nature in Luang Prabang Province
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. Put Patok Cave and other Nong Khiaw attractions into our Nong Khiaw attractions planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • The cave in it even is not sensational. It is medium in size. We can imagine the war refugees. We then walked around the rice at the bottom. The place is nice.
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  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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). T...  more »

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