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“Worth a visit if nothing else to do” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tham Chang Cave

Tham Chang Cave
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US$261.00*
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2-Day Vang Vieng Tour from Vientiane
Ranked #4 of 29 things to do in Vang Vieng
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Somerset West, Western Cape, South Africa
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217 reviews
119 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Worth a visit if nothing else to do”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2014

This is the only cave I visited in VV so cannot say how it compares to others, but it isn't spectacular. There are 138 steps, K15 000 to pay, and then about half an hour to wander about inside looking at the rock formations (unfortunately some have been seriously vandalised). No need for a torch as there is electricity - in some of the bulbs!
The whole place has the feel of being neglected and left to deteriorate. The pathways are crumbling - wear good stout shoes as it's also wet - and some of the railings are missing as are some of the electric lights. However there are some good views from a small opening in the cave looking out over VV and the surrounding paddy fields.
What i liked better was a delightful walk along the bank of a tributary of the Nam Song, to the left as you come down from the cave. Cross a small wooden bridge, pass a lovely blue-water pool, go over a style and carry on .... maybe even take a picnic. Looked idyllic.

Visited January 2014
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Tehran, Iran
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271 reviews
236 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2014

A combination of Natural beauty and history.If you claim 150 stairs and going to the end of cave ,you will see a good scenery of the hole Vang Vieng.

Visited February 2013
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Gold Coast, Australia
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“Cave swim worth the visit”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2013

What makes this place fun is the cave swim just before the entrance to the big main cave. Bring a head torch, go to the lagoon and swim through the cave entrance. You can swim quite a bit through the tunnel. The big cave itself is ok. Lit the whole way with concrete paths. If you like adventure caving other ones in vang vieng are much better

Visited November 2013
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Berlaar, Belgium
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Just a whole in a rock with a buddha”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2013

The title says it all, they let you pay an entrance fee, but the cave is just a big whole in a rock with a buddha statue. Tham Chang means Elephant cave, as in a rock you could see an elephant, that's true, if you look good.

Visited August 2013
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Raglan, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“the cave”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2013

Being a more mature traveller I found the 145 steps a little daunting but well worth the effort. Living in those conditions would have been extremely difficult,

Visited June 2013
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