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Historic Buddhist Caves

Tham Pha is a peaceful cave which is located about 3 kms from the village of Nong Tang, which is... read more

Reviewed February 6, 2018
Chengdu, China
Amazing discoveries by Nakhangxang farmer.

#ThamPha (Buddha cave) and #Tham PaFa is located approximately 12km away from #Thakhek. There are... read more

Reviewed July 2, 2017
Vientiane, Laos
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Feb 6, 2018
“Historic Buddhist Caves”
Jul 2, 2017
“Amazing discoveries by Nakhangxang farmer.”
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Reviewed February 6, 2018

Tham Pha is a peaceful cave which is located about 3 kms from the village of Nong Tang, which is also known as Muang Sui. It is about 50 kms from Phonsavan, the provincial capital along a sealed road. Set in an attractive area of...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed July 2, 2017

#ThamPha (Buddha cave) and #Tham PaFa is located approximately 12km away from #Thakhek. There are two ways to reach the Buddha and Thampafa caves. I would recommend you not to turn left at big sign on the left, this is after 4km from Thakhek, but...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Reviewed May 3, 2017

No photographs inside is a downside. But then again, I sat inside for awhile - there were around 10 locals with various offerings for sale - they seemed pretty comfortable, and it was intriguing watching other Lao people come in and offer their prayers/alms. No...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Annabelle L
Reviewed April 25, 2017 via mobile

We had to pay 3.000 Kip for parking.. I had to pay 3.000 Kip for borrow a skirt.. And 5.000 Kip/each for entry. Not worth it for me, I think it wasn't much to see really but maybe if you like to watch when some...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank tilda102
Reviewed April 9, 2017 via mobile

After paying 3000kip for the parking and 5000kip each for the cave entrance they tell my girlfriend she has to rent a lao skirt because is a lao tradition, for 3000 kip extra. First, a cave discovered on 2004 can't have many ancestral lao traditions...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Enric O
Reviewed February 21, 2017 via mobile

The buddha cave/temple itself is not very impressive. Small cave with some buddha statues. You can take a boat trip through the 130mtr cave below for a small price. Nice to do but this is minor league for caves...

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank wouter c
Reviewed February 5, 2017

This cave is beautiful and surprising. You don't know what to expect because there are just a few pictures on the internet. The reason for that: it's not allowed to take pictures inside the cave.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Alex S
Reviewed January 14, 2017

Go to other caves. not worth the long trip out. terrible road to drive on with a scooter and really it's only about a 30 minute visit. Don't bother.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Howard B
Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

This remotely located cave was recently discovered by a farmer who was looking for bird nest in 2004. He found that there are many Buddha images and it has become a tourist destination. The road is very bad last 9 km. Total distance from town...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank 387georgew
Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

Well the road there is an adventure... We even got a flat tire but the scenery is awesome and the cave ist quite different from what you might expect.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Mike K
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