Tham Xang (Elephant Cave)
Tham Xang (Elephant Cave)
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Jason S
Melbourne, Australia1,679 contributions
Jan. 2020 • Solo
Very small cave more like an opening of space, cave is only maybe 20 metres in length and a temple takes up most of that space.

Natural formation of cave does have a part that looks like an elephant which is why a gave 2 stars.

Only 5000kip to enter very cheap but I think with this actual cave being an actual temple it should be for free or included in the price for entering the water caves.

You only need 5 minutes for this cave that’s how small it is.
Written 7 January 2020
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Nicholas
Clementi, Singapore126 contributions
Dec. 2019
There is a entrance fee to the elephant cave. There is nothing much to see except for the stone elephant look alike and a sleeping buddha. You should be able to complete the tour is less than 15 mins. If you happen to be there suggest you can take a walk to the water cave, biplane, soup cave, blue lagoon between 300 m to 1000 m depending where you want to go. Overall the elephant cave is disappointing.
Written 7 January 2020
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ianx17489
Inverurie, UK924 contributions
Nov. 2019 • Couples
This was part of a day trip we were on, otherwise I would not bother. It's a small cave with an artificial feel to it. Been there, done it. What more can I say....
Written 11 November 2019
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Mark
37 contributions
Nov. 2019 • Solo
Did as part of a whole experience day and I was not to be disappointed... Would definitely recommend to anyone... Get up get out and get active otherwise you'll regret not fully immersing yourself in vang vieng and Laos... Don't hear about the experience be the ones talking about it... Enjoy x
Written 5 November 2019
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Danielle Y
Singapore, Singapore225 contributions
Jul. 2019 • Couples
It's near the water cave, so if you sign up for any day tour that includes the water cave, it usually includes this elephant cave too.

Nothing much really, 2-3 minutes is all the time you need there. But no harm dropping by if you're Gng to water cave, the "elephant" rock is quite obvious, thts why the name.
Written 30 July 2019
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Charlise
Cape Town Central, South Africa3 contributions
Jun. 2019 • Solo
This cave is commonly included in tours promoted around town. Worth a quick visit if part of a tour but not worth the trip alone. It's very average and underwhelming compared to some other spectacular caves in the region. Not sure why tour companies insist tourists go here by including it on tours.
Written 25 June 2019
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Sotontraveller
Southampton, UK537 contributions
Feb. 2019 • Friends
Tubing not being my thing (I hate cold water), I didn't bother with the zip wire escapade which seems to have been more about getting wet than anything of real interest. The other caves were ok but not inspiring. The main excitement was a young calf being set upon by half a dozen puppies in the eating area after she rummaged in the rubbish bin !
Written 22 May 2019
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buksida
Bang Saphan, Thailand243 contributions
Mar. 2019 • Family
Most people will stop here on a tubing or zipline trip and it is only really worth 5 minutes max. There isnt really a cave to speak of and the 'elephant' looks artificial.
Written 23 March 2019
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SEs
London, UK25,876 contributions
Dec. 2018 • Friends
This was a stop on our tour.The place has many Buddha statues. You can stretch here for a few minutes after the drive in the van.
Written 6 December 2018
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Wandering Wonderings
Hastings, UK3,247 contributions
Aug. 2018 • Family
Went here as part of a tour. A 10 min simple walk from the van finds you in a large cave with stalactites and stalagmites. One shaped like an elephant, which gives the cave its name. Many buddha statues inside,

Not worth a seperate trip, but nice enough to kill a few minutes.
Written 18 September 2018
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