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“Heaven on earth”

Tham Phu Kham Cave and Blue Lagoon
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Full Day Pak Ou Caves by Boat from Luang Prabang
Reviewed January 6, 2013

not knowing what Blue Lagoon was, my friend and i decided we'd go as all the taxi drivers kept asking us if we wanted to go there. So we went early-ish and arrived at the crystal clear blue waters, perfect 'reveolver' type music playing and ropes that you can swing into the water with.

However, before coming we had domr mushies and decided we needed to be in a clamer place. So we made our way up the mountain and into the cave (which is free entry). We began our trip in the cave and was mesmerised by the huge, golden sleeping buddha in the middle.

Unfortunately we decided that renting a torch would be a waste of money - we were so wrong. A torch is definitely necessary when going into this cave.

The cave was amazing to trip in, though even if you're not tripping it's beautiful and huge. You can walk for days in the cave if you're not worried about getting lost.

I had the best time visiting blue lagoon and Phu Kham Cave. My only suggestion is to go really early in the morning to avoid all the young drunks who take over in the afternoon (not really what you want to be around if you're tripping).

Laos is incredible, but Blue Lagoon just made me realise how incredible it is.

Another tip, if you can, try to walk the 8km back into town. you pass villages, schools, people and small cafes. when you get too tired you can always hail a tuk tuk to take you back or maybe just get on the back of someone's motorbikes (that's what we did)

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Reviewed January 6, 2013

Beautiful area to relax and swim in the crystal clear pools. If you are cycling there, make sure that you don't take any turn offs before the main sign and don't fall for the many fake "blue lagoons" along the way which the locals will try and coax you into visiting. There are proper signs and a little ticket house at the real one. Well worth the pedal! Take the steep climb into the cave too. Helps to bring your own head torch.

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Reviewed December 29, 2012

The lagoon is a 7km cycle from VV centre along a very bumpy road. Good fun though. you could hire a tuc tuc instead or rent quad bikes or motorbikes.
It's 10k to get in and another 10k to hire a torch for the caves. We didn't go in the cave as we were just fed up by this point of being asked for money for everything and being fleeced for being a tourist. But, it goes with the territory and 10k is cheap.
Drinks are about 10k.
The water is very deep so not good for poor swimmers. Very refreshing water and well worth a dip. there is a rope swing too. This had attracted the backpackers and it was really noisy from drunk backpackers. I think now that tubing is more civilised this may be the new place to 'unwind'.
All in worth it's worth a visit and there are lots of caves to visit on the way to break up the cycle.

Thank Wendini82
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Reviewed December 22, 2012

We visited the blue lagoon 3 times. Twice in the morning (around 11am) before the tuk tuks full of party people arrived and before the music started pumping. We loved it! So the lagoon wasn't as big as I thought it would be but the water was really refreshing (especially after the cycle ride to get there) and blue!
The third time we went was in the afternoon. The music was blaring and there were lots and lots of people.
The cave was huge and we really enjoyed it. Take a torch and if you can some sneakers as some parts can be slippery (we were in flip flops).

Thank Barlim
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Reviewed December 20, 2012

10,000 kip ($1.30 USD) for a nice swimming spot and a neat cave. Bring your own flashlight or head-lamp if you don't want to rent one. You can step into the cave and see a bit of it without a light but you won't be able to really explore.

Thank Mark T
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