Home >> Vientiane >> ACTIVITIES >>OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
CAVES IN VIENTIANE
 
THAM POU KHAM CAVE (GOLDEN CRAB CAVE)
Tham Pou Kham (Golden Crab Cave) drive 100 meters into the ground after passing through the small entrance hole. However, the cave widens once inside, when where a reclining Buddha statue  welcomes visitors to a place once serving as home to bats, gibbons, monkeys, and antelopes. Tham Pou Kham displays several.....

W
W

   
BEE CLIFF CAVE COMPLEX
Located on the northern face of Pha Khongkao Mountain southwest of town, the Bee chiff Cave Complex consists of several caverns clustered together. The most popular is Tham Pha Pheung (Bee Cliff  Cave), which is often called Tham Phou Thong. Others include Tiger Cave, Diamond Cave, and the Gold Mine Cave.....

W
W

   
THAM KHAN CAVE
Adventure and history  await at Tham Khan  (Silver Bow Cave) just 3 kilometers west of town. A hedgehog hunter discovered the cave with its 1,9-meter-high sitting Buddha at the entrance Archaeologists examined the cavern and turned up prehistoric knives, small spades, and axes as well as khan or silver bow for which the cave was.....

W
W

   
THAM CHANG CAVE
Considered by many as Vang Vieng’s most important cave, Tham Chang (or Jung)  became the home for migrating people, who settled near the town’s southern Meuang Xong Village to rise vegetables. The locals stumbled into the cavern during the civil war, while seeking refuge deep in the forest. Because its high location.....

W
W

   
  BAN THAM XANG GROUP
Journey north of Vang Vieng to explore the Ban Tham Xang Group, a cluster of four caves just across the Nam ong, with Tham Xang (Elephent Cave) at its gateway. A trail to the north winds to Tham Hoy (Shell Cave), named for Hoysang (Conch Shell), who protected his anut from giants in this tunnel with no known end. Moving.....

W
W

   
  BAN PHA THAO GROUP
Legend and history meet at this pair of caves just north of town. Tham Pha Thao (Thao Cliff Cave) once served as the home for locals, and remnants of their underground residences still exist amidst the silver and golden-color rock walls and formation. Legend has it that those who visit Tham Pha Thao will have good luck.....

W
W

   
  KHOUN LANG CAVE
This cave, decorated with stalactites, stalagmites and flowstone consists of narrow  entrance, widening to single large passageway of about 250 meters-long, extending to four levels. Moisture percolating from the celling maintains an awesome array of shapes and patterns. Villagers have interpreted some of the feature as.....

W
W

 
Attapeu Bokeo Bolikhamxay Champasack Houaphanh Khammouane Luang Namtha Luang Prabang Oudomxay Phongsaly Salavanh  Savannakhet  Sayabouly  Sekong  Vientiane  Vientiane Capital  Xaysomboun  Xieng Khouang 

 

Tourism Marketing Department, Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism
Lane Xang Avenue, Hatsadi Village,Chanthabouly District, Vientiane Capital
Tel/Fax: +856-21-212248
Email: info@tourismlaos.org
Website: www.tourismlaos.org