Tham Phu Kham Cave and Blue Lagoon

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Tham Phu Kham Cave and Blue Lagoon

Tham Phu Kham Cave and Blue Lagoon
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Ashley C
Ontario, Canada128 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
One needs to arrange transport to get to this cave. There is an entrance fee and they also have a small fee for a flashlight. The cave is large. However, not as large as the caves in Central Vietnam. One needs to hike up many steps before reaching the entrance to the cave. Might not be convenient for elderly folks.It has a decent amount of lighting. However, one needs to be careful while exploring different areas of the cave as there are steep climbs and dangerous slopes.

The lagoon was clean and looked very inviting for those who wanted to have some fun jumping into the cool and clear refreshing water.
Written March 29, 2020
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Marcantei G
Paris, France73 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Nice lagoon 1 to jump and swim in middle of Asian people wearing life jackets on their clothes...Funny !
Access to the Cave is not easy.
The rocks and the little staircase make the ascent very painful past a certain age. To know therefore. The cave is spacious and the front lamp (for rent 10000 kips) is not superfluous according to the time of day and sunshine.
Written January 22, 2020
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marina1124
Perth, Australia173 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
Well we heard this was a tourist trap however due to corona virus the day we visited we were the only two in the blue lagoon and the cave. We hired a buggy and drove our selves there, you pay a small fee to enter and a small fee for head torch! The climb up to the cave is quite steep, the cave itself is huge and you can explore without a guide. The lagoon was beautiful especially as we had it all to ourself
Written March 6, 2020
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Vikki G
Peterborough, Canada151 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
The cave is a nice hike and it’s cool.
Pay the 10,000 kip and use their flash flight it makes a huge difference. There are spray planted arrows to follow which makes it easier but once you hit the end the rocks are a bit slippery on the way back.

The lagoon is nice, but very busy. The restaurants around it are expensive. The better priced out of the two is on the far side by the cave entrance.
Written March 7, 2020
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fartoomanyusers
London, UK401 contributions
Dec 2019
Four of us started ... only two of us made it to the end !

The cave entrance is up a fairly steep path ... and once you get inside it's seriously slippy - flip flops probably aren't a good idea !

Once you get deeper inside it gets seriously dark ... a little torch probably isn't a good idea (hire one at the start of the path to the cave entrance).

The cave itself isn't that big, or that stunning - but it's great to be able to wander around on your own.

Afterwards we had a nice soak in the pools, and enjoyed watching the crazy diving antics!
Written November 19, 2020
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jrapeter
Bude, UK761 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
The entrance fee of 10000kip is insignificant and piffling and not worth comparing with value.

The cave is a good steep hike/climb/scramble but is only a short distance. It is pretty large (300 meters) and as they say, it is pretty black once you get past the reclining Buddha statue. If you haven't got a good torch then it would be a good idea to pay up (10000kip more) and rent a head torch so that you can explore.

Having said that, the most spectacular but is the light area around the reclining Buddha.

The lagoon is small and nearer green than blue but it is clear and has tons of fish in it. There are plenty of drinking/eating options around the lagoon. There is also plenty of seating. The lagoon has swings, trees to jump in from and it looked like a proper water slide at one end though we didn't explore.

We had a good morning in a tuk tuk taking this in and the "top view" as they call it (challenging hike/climb fantastic views) but wouldn't really want to have just come here.
Written February 18, 2020
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judocarli
Vientiane, Laos14 contributions
Apr 2021 • Family
Felt a great sense of achievement making it through the whole cave and we really felt like we had it all to ourselves. We all hired flashlights which was a must. It’s not an easy path for three small kids 4, 5 & 7 and definitely some slippery spots and potential steep falls, but they made it to the end with no mishaps and only one small meltdown when mum went off searching for the next arrow we couldn’t find :)
Blue lagoon was quite full the day we were there (pimai) and mostly loaded up with people in life vests. We thought it was quite cold (and the kids weren’t a fan of the fish) so the kids just loaded up their water pistols and shot bystanders. Good fun, but we went back to the hotel for a swim in the warmer waters.
Written April 16, 2021
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Tracey W
Chorley, UK15 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
The cave is worth a visit and is very interesting. However, the blue lagoon although pleasant is basically a natural swimming pool that has a double level diving/jumping platform (a tree), a swing into the water and an area with restricted depth for smaller children - if you like noise, crowds and want some fun jumping into the lagoon (not much room to swim) then it's fine. An added bonus is that there are lots of fish up to 25cm long that are happy to swim around you.
Written February 2, 2020
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Jason S
Melbourne, Australia1,284 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
Was very much Looking forward to seeing blue lagoon as before my trip heard it was fantastic and a must do while in Vang Vieng It was very underwhelming.

It’s more like a theme park for hooligans, with all the gimmicks of swings and jumping from platforms etc.

It would be much better if they took away all the gadgets around the lagoon and made it just a peaceful place to swim in the refreshing water and lay in the sun.

The noise was horrible with people screaming while jumping from platforms and swinging around.

Cave was fun and worth doing. I would maybe see if blue lagoon 3 further down the road is more peaceful for a swim.
Written January 7, 2020
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The Roaming Renegades
Melbourne, Australia468 contributions
Feb 2020
Not a beautiful or peaceful place to relax and swim. It's basically full of Koreans flapping about in life jackets like dying fish! Not really the ideal way to explore the area to be honest and it's likely to disappoint most visitors unless you just love those super touristy places. However, if you do find yourself here the silver lining is that the tree jump is pretty fun and a good height to mess about on!
Written February 15, 2020
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