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Address: Viengxay, Sam Neua, Laos
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Over a hundred caves in the area

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The birthplace of the Lao PDR

A visit to the caves provides opportunities to learn about Laos' history in the latter half of the 20th century. Tours are only offered at 9am and 1pm. You have to pay extra for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
DrMcinBKK
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Bangkok
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A visit to the caves provides opportunities to learn about Laos' history in the latter half of the 20th century. Tours are only offered at 9am and 1pm. You have to pay extra for different times. A guide accompanies the tour that is an audio. 18 locations are listed, but only a few are reached during the tour.

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Tubingen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Vieng Xai is not on the "normal" tourist route through Laos. But if you have time to make a detour - do it! We visited the caves in march 2013. We took the morning bus from Sam Neua to Vieng Xai (plan extra time as the bus is not leaving punctuel if it is not full) and then took the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

If you are travelling through Laos, make sure that you head to the Hua Phan province and the town of Sam Neua. This town on a beautiful river is worth exploring both for its proximity to Vieng Xai but also for the markets and clean hotels. It is a lovely stopover after travelling by bus through twisting, turning mountain roads.... More 

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