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Address: Viengxay, Sam Neua 0700, Laos

Over a hundred caves in the area

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Bizarre bit of Laos history through a great audio tour

The audio tour gives you lots of information, the English speaking guide that'comes along, makes sure you don't get lost in all the caves surrounding Vieng Xai. The Cave Visitor... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed July 6, 2016
Dionne S
Montfoort, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

The audio tour gives you lots of information, the English speaking guide that'comes along, makes sure you don't get lost in all the caves surrounding Vieng Xai. The Cave Visitor Center has friendly staff as well and good information.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

I'm so happy we made the trek out here to take this tour. It's worth it to rent a scooter because you end up saving money between tuk tuks there and back. The tour is so informative and some parts moved me to tears. As a US citizen I'd say it's imperative to come here and learn about the strife... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2016

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.

Thank DrMcinBKK
Tubingen, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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