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“Interesting visit to an important part of Nong Khiaw's history” 3 of 5 stars
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Patok Cave
Nong Khiaw, Laos
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Ottawa, Canada
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“Interesting visit to an important part of Nong Khiaw's history”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

The climb from the fields up to the caves is, thankfully, well prepared and safe. Inside is not exactly impressive but it does display yet another part of the tragedy of what many still think of as a totally useless 'war.'
There are some young men who try to pass themselves as guides to escort you to a nearby cave. They did not impress. The young girl who accompanied us into the dark, first set of caves, was cute and a bit helpful.
Bring a torch - the footing can be damaging to the ankles.

Visited January 2012
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“Make sure you see the both caves.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

The main cave is interesting but not too spectacular. The second cave further to the left is great. It was the old bank and has numerous compartments and routes through the cave including a good twisting route heading down. To get there head across the rice patties on the left ( as you enter towards the cave) and follow the path to the cave. Enjoy.

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