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. To visit Patok Cave and other attractions in Nong Khiaw, use our Nong Khiaw itinerary planner.
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  • August 10, 2017
    After a short walk along a rather pleasant road you come to a sign indicating you the entry. I arrives a 20 year old wonder if I'll see the cave (Java of the wary) I told him Yes he tells me to follow and show me the way. It is followed by 2 other 'guides'. Let's see the 2 caves which are for once interesting to see due to the history to which they are related. He told me that to be saying he lived in france blabla but he speaks no french-casiment. At the end it tells me that I must pay 90000 kip! And here I'm thinking okay you got cheated! After he said well ok 20000 per guide so 60000! Finally when even amazing. Really not worth that price here and the worst part is that once I gave the money nothing left to make me he left me here to leave with his buddy. Short site interesting but go your way for the guide or negotiate the price before firmly!
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  • April 10, 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 t...  more »
  • April 9, 2017
    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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