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Tham Xang (Elephant Cave), Vang Vieng

Categories: Caves, Nature & Parks
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At Tham Xang (Elephant Cave), you'll see a small enshrined cave featuring various Buddhist sculptures, as well as rocks carved to resemble elephants. According to local legend, the cave one housed a rock formation resembling the face of a monster, which was blamed in 1956 for bringing bad luck and illness to locals. Fearing that their fate was brought upon them by the evil face, the villagers resolved to destory it with dynamite, and miraculously a form resembling an elephant appeared in a different section of the cave. From then on their luck changed and the caves were enshrined. Nowadays, you can sprinkle water on the elephant's head to bring good fortune. You'll have to climb many stairs to reach the cavern, so make sure you wear comfortable shoes and bring plenty of water with you. Arrange your visit to Tham Xang (Elephant Cave) and discover more family-friendly attractions in Vang Vieng using our Vang Vieng family vacation planner.
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  • And the elephant cave? It is actually looks at the top right of the entrance form of rock. Speaking at the Japan water dripping on the entrance of the sacred? At the shitani and were hung from the head. Sleeping Buddha statue, but somewhat small. But I think very few people come in here, and.
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  • Another one of the many caves of elephant (is very common stalagmites to take forms that look like elephants). OK to go if it includes the excursion.
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  • it's included in the package, so we really don't know it's worth or not, but if you wanna see temples, just choose other places, believe me! 
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