Speleology

Phu Kham Cave – Vang Vieng, Laos

Vang Vieng is a tourism-oriented town in Laos, located in Vientiane Province about four hours bus ride north of the capital. The town lies on the Nam Song river. The most notable feature of the area is the karst hill landscape surrounding the town. Over the last few years Vang Vieng developed into a promising outdoor center with several activities.
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The whole area is literally perfect for many adventures including Caving. Tham Phu Kham is a cave to the northwest of Vang Vieng, Laos, located just to the northeast of the village of Ban Na Thong. Its name means "Blue Lagoon" due to its blue waters. The cave is revered by the locals and contains several Buddha images. The largest is a reclining bronze Thai Buddha in the main cave.

To get there: cross the bridge and walk or pedal 6-7 km along a scenic but unpaved road to the village of Ban Na Thong. From Ban Na Thong follow the signs towards the cliff and a stiff 200m climb through the forest.

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Photos from Wikimedia Commons.

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