See the hidden gems underground at Kong Lor Cave, tucked away in the heart of a national park. Ride a boat to reach the entrance of the karst limestone cave, which goes 7 km (4.3 mi) deep into the ground. Inside lies an emerald pool, whose color locals believe resembles that of Hindu god Indra. Wander among the stalactites and stalagmites to appreciate nature's slow creation process. The cave ceilings rise high, so you won't feel claustrophobic upon entering. See Kong Lor Cave and all Phoun Hin Boun has to offer by arranging your trip with our Phoun Hin Boun trip builder.
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La strada, seppur asfaltata, per Kong Lor non è delle migliori, e dei circa 80 km che separano le grotte dalla statale Vientiane-Pakse, metà circa sono sulla Asian Highway 15 che porta in Vietnam via ... more »The road, though paved, for Kong Lor isn't the greatest, and about 80 km that separate the caves from Vientiane-Pakse, about half are on Asian Highway 15 leading to Viet Nam via Nam Phao, is a fairly busy road that climbs out of one small step in the middle of the Bush, is quite large, but it's also a graveyard of trucks will stop in the most unexpected places and most absurd positions , both on the way up where the engines of old trucks overheat and are planted, either in the downhill where to suffer and surrender are the brakes, with the rain can only get worse. After leaving AH15, turn right, and the other half of the route is in a picturesque landscape, much like the postcard stereotype of Indochina, a succession of villages, paddy fields, tobacco, livestock and poultry free, plateaus and hills rounded, children, farmers, tractors in long bar ... this road will take you to 1 km from the caves. By a metal railing leads to the small park that hosts the departure point of boats, are lance long flat bottom characteristics of the area. The meaning of Kong Lor is not to dazzle but to bring back in time in minutes. You enter from the right side of the river and away in large rooms of cava navigating in the dark, almost immediately you stop on the left side, where it drops and you walk for a while, while the boats continue to resume the passengers later on, it is the section in which it is given something to the scenery, the walking part and between stalactites illuminated by colored lights , is a slightly artificial but equally nice, then here again towards the water and there are lance to wait as well, only the darkness of the cave, and the sound of the River, the motors of pirogues seem to enter into the belly of the Earth, ancestral retreat of unknown ancestors, scary cave where anything can come out of the darkness, you switch between dark beaches and large rooms , can you imagine the life in the light of the torches of who for millennia in those places has ventured. All of a sudden you have to go down into the water and pull the boat for crossing over a small quick with little water, and then again in the dark until we can see the sunlight and you will successfully outdoors on a pleasant stream, which leads to a kind of market where locals shall endeavour to sell their goods and their smiles , the return will be for the same route, just don't stop for walking but you continue by boat on the left, shaving the walls and ceiling of the cave. Once out there is an area where feeding the fish with 5000 lak, I believe brings good luck according to locals and then an area where to swim. The cost of the boats was 250000 lak for 5 adults (2 boats + failsafe + torch + entrance to the quarry), while 2000 lak you pay to enter the Park. In total about 35 € in 5.
The Kong lor cave is really amazing. 7,5 km in the dark with any lights; just a little flashlight. We went on a small boat for about 3/4h way back and went to the village of ban natham. Be carefull, w... more »
Es ist eine riesige Höhle, welche zu erst mit einem Boot dann ein Stück zu Fuß und wieder mit dem Boot befahren wird. und vor allem die Höhe und Länge sind enorm!! more »It is a huge cave, which is first used a piece to foot and back with the boat then with a boat. and especially the height and length are enormous!
Peaceful natural beauty and rustic cabins in a stunning valley being hugged by karst limestone mountains. If you cannot destress here you cannot do it anywhere.
This was amazing! Simply an incredible journey through the 7.5km cave on a boat. It cost us 100k Kip to hire the boat (split between 3 of us), 10k Kip as a cave entry fee, 2k Kip as a park entry fee. So as you can see there is a bit of an extortion mentality when it comes to fees! Another negative was that once we had gotten to the village on the other side we only were given 10 minutes rather than the hour you are entitled to. Make sure this is communicated at the beginning or else they will not give you what you have paid for. Once you are in the caves and you have a torch (bring a good one with you - the one provided might not be very good) you will have an incredible time and will have a long lasting memory of this place!
We have decided to go here at the last moment and we don't regret that decision. The cave is beutiful and huge! It's like from the Jules Vernes book Journey to the Center of the Earth. There is not much at the other end of the cave but the boat ride itself is enaugh. We stayed at the Eco-Lodge 1km from the entrance to the cave and it was ok. There is also reasonably good restaurant. You can get there directly from Vientiane by bus for 100k. The bus is going back next morning at 7am and usualy there is not much other possibilities to get from the village so two nights there are necessarily if there is no tuktuk that day.
Love this cave. The cave itself is 7-km long. You can take a boat which costs 100,000 kip for one or two people, and 130,000 kip for three people. Inside the cave is very dark. There is a point where stalagmites and stalactites are shone with the colorful lights and you will be left there to look around and take photos if you want. After this you will continue to the entrance at the other end of the cave which take you to Ban Natan. Best time to visit the Kong Lor Cave is in October until April. In rainy seasons which runs from May until September, it might be difficult to do boating because of the water level.
Coming from eastern Kazakhstan..cave is very nice and big and wet like my ex wife's p*ssy.. I like very much. High fiiiiive.
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