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Kong Lor Cave, Phoun Hin Boun

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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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  • 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!
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  • I have to say that this trip is absolutely worth despite the arduous journey from Vientiane. Can not confirm with the many tourists that unless another 3 were on our boat. Thus we really enjoyed that. Travelling by local bus from the Southern bus station in Vientiane after Kong Lor. 7 hours of hardcore! Very bumpy road. But then arriving in paradise. We've had to throw out at the intersection with the spring river resort. This resort was the right decision. Everything worked out perfectly. Jeep to the cave, in the parking lot we could leave the backpacks, 3 hour cave, Songtheow to nahin and then mini bus to national route 13 and then Songtheaw after Thakek. Everything worked smoothly. The cave: how should you describe? To watch!! Jump to the end of the cave in the water! Gigantic!
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  • It's been great to drive, a unique atmosphere through this cave by boat. Unfortunately, many people are pretty much on the road and the trip is less time to complete than promised.
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  • 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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