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“Amazing Cave, Be Prepared to Adventure”

Tham Phu Kham Cave and Blue Lagoon
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Full Day Pak Ou Caves by Boat from Luang Prabang
Reviewed 7 November 2013

We skipped the swimming scene at the bottom and went straight for the cave. HEad there early to miss big tours. Bring a flashlight and really good shoes (like Tevas or Keens, not flip flops or sneakers).
This cave is worth a good long exploration. We were there alone for over an hour, and it was gorgeous and spooky and worth the climb.
If you are going to stay the day, bring your own snacks, unless you want to buy over priced pringles at the snack shop.

1  Thank Juls11238
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Reviewed 6 November 2013

After having our usual bountiful meal, my Thai friends and I set off to visit this place. A friend and I took the 6km ride by bike while the others hired a wagon as there were no other vehicles available. The road was bumpy and dusty especially when a motorbike or a larger vehicle passes by. Good thing I brought a mask. On our way to the phu kham cave and blue lagoon, we saw smaller streams that were also blue. We passed by a bamboo bridge. Upon reaching the place, we climbed up to the cave. It was not that easy climbing up that mountain because the path was narrow and we had to give way to the others who were going down. Aside from being a tourist spot, the cave is considered a sacred place by both Thais and Laotians. It's dark inside the cave so you have to bring a flashlight. After seeing the reclining buddha we went down to have a dip at the lagoon and take some pictures. Going down the cave was not that easy as well. The lagoon was blue and clear, and the water was cold. In fact, you might even see some bottles of beer submerged in it.

Thank sumaraes
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

We rented a motorbike across the street from our guesthouse for 30,000 kip (daytime rate gets you the bike until 8pm). After filling up on gas and putting air in the tires we set off with a hand drawn map. We crossed at the bamboo bridge and I thought it would collapse under us but we made it. W rode for 7km until we finally reached the entrance. To get in it costs 10,000 kip per person. After paying our fee we climbed/scrambled up to the cave. It's quite steep but rewarding to get to the top. The cave is slippery inside and you should bring a headlamp. Once done in the cave went back down and had a great swim in the lagoon. The water is pretty clear and there are lots of fish swimming around. By 1pm it started to get a bit crowded so we left to explore other caes this one was my favourite of the day though.

Thank stamoura
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

This place absolutely rocks! We rode scooters to the Blue Lagoon which took us about 45mins slow pace... The road is crazy bumpy and incredibly slippery after rain. The scenery is lush, epic mountains either side for most of the ride out. Entrance was reasonable 10,000 Kip and free parking for scooters. The cave will blow your socks off, but be prepared for the steep climb up rocks to reach the entrance though. Enclosed hiking shoes is my recommended choice of foot ware and I also suggest bringing your own flashlight because the head torches they have are cheap and nasty, also save yourself 10,000 Kip by bringing your own.

2  Thank DrewHopper
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

enjoy the surrounding area, which is amazing, but in my opinion forget the cave. The lagoon is not a lagoon but a river (usually) muddy. The climbing to the cave entrance requires a lot of energy, the cave is nothing special and absolutely dangerous because it's slippery and you have to climb inside too. They don't tell you all this (because they charge you 10,000 to enter...)

1  Thank Massimo R
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