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Address: Meuang Xong Village, Vang Vieng, Laos
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Tham Chang Cave

This cave was used as a hiding place for the locals during the Vietnam war. In addition to stalagmites & stalactites there are two shrines, one Buddhist and one Animistic.

Reviewed 19 April 2017
Jerusalem, Israel
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St Agnes, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easily walkable from Vang Vieng this is a large, impressive cave with lots of cool natural features. The last ascent is up quite a few steepish steps, but it's well worth the effort. We spent lots of time exploring it's nooks and crannies!

Thank Kate O
Jerusalem, Israel
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This cave was used as a hiding place for the locals during the Vietnam war. In addition to stalagmites & stalactites there are two shrines, one Buddhist and one Animistic.

Thank mikeberlin555
New York
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199 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

You can take a hot & dusty walk from the center of town or a tuk-tuk for a dollar. There are two entrance fees (that don't add to much): one for a property that is crossed and a second for the site. Before you get to the latter there is a nice modern suspension bridge with a "do not cross"... More 

Thank idefixaegean
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47 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Of all the caves I visited in Lao, cambodia, ha long bay, and areas of thailand - this is by far the most impressive and had less than 6 people in the entire caves during my tour. It really is massive and keeps going further and deeper with no lighting - looks like going into the abyss! Really worth the... More 

Thank Logan_CND
London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

We cycled here from our hotel which only took about 7 minutes. They charge an extra 2000kip each per bicycle plus 2000per person so might be better to walk if you are close enough. Even so we thoroughly enjoyed these caves. The steps,are,easy enough to walk and once inside the caves they are quite well lit and there is a... More 

Thank mandyh22
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

We cycled here along a very bumpy road but you could also walk here in about 20 mins from the town centre. 147 steps to climb to get in. One of the most extensive cave systems we've been in, well lit and paths to walk on, it has the most amazing stalactites and stalagmites in incredible shapes, sizes and textures.... More 

Thank Rose B
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Really good, massive caves, well lighted so no need for a touch. Very impressive well worth a vist and easy to do without a tour, just walk south out of town past jammee geusthouse then follow road, pay 2k to get through another geusthouse garden then another mile or so to the cave, it costs 15k but is well worth... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

More crowds, more noise and more witless tourists (like me) walking into your camera shot just before you press the shutter. Worth exploring though. We climbed the steps and saw the cave but spent the majority of the day relaxing in the gardens at the foot of the stairs which lead up to the cave. There's a picnic table that's... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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50 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

The cave contains beautiful Stalagmites and stalactites. You need to climb 147 steps in order to reach the entrance of the cave. The view of the rice fields and Song river is also worth climbing.

Thank SomPim
Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

We decided to visit the Tham Chang Cave (Jang Cave) on a rainy Laos day. It is an easy 15-20 minute walk (at a slow pace) from the wooden toll bridge in the Vang Vieng townsite. To reach the cave you must pay to cross the suspension bridge. On the other side of the bridge are a few small souvenir... More 

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