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Tham Kang Cave

Those who have a heart for exploring should make sure to include Tham Kang Cave -- a tourist attraction near Muang Ngoi that once served as a bomb shelter for villagers during the Vietnam War -- in their list.

Beautiful, idyllic mountains and quaint villages are just some of the sights to see as you take the road that leads to Tham Kang Cave. With the help of a torch, tourists can explore inside the cave, which is full of glittering crystals, unique rock formations, and species of animals that can only be seen inside. After seeing the cave’s interior, guests can proceed to the quaint, laid-back village of Huay Bo.



Tham Kang Cave is located at Luang Prabang, Laos.


Opening Days and Hours

The cave is open 24 hours.


Entry Fee and Bookings

Entrance fee is LAK 10,000 (USD 1.20).


How to Get There

  • From Vientiane, fly to Luang Prabang via Laos Airlines and Laos Skyways.
  • From Luang Prabang, board a minivan to Nong Khiaw.
  • From Nong Khiaw, take a boat to Muang Ngoi Neua and walk the rest of the way to Tham Kang Cave.



Suggested For

  • Backpackers/solo travelers
  • Couples
  • Group of friends
  • Families


Time to Spend

You can spend around 2-3 hours exploring the cave.


Popularity and Best Time to Go

The best time to visit Tham Kang Cave is from November to March.



The nearest restaurants can be found in Muang Ngoi. Choose from a variety of food places such as Lattanavongsa Restaurant, Meem Restaurant. Phetdavahn Restaurant, Seng Phet Restaurant, and Angjy Restaurant.


Nearby Attractions

  • Nam Ou Beach
  • Tham Kang
  • Traditional Herbal Sauna



Accommodations can be easily found in Muang Ngoi. Places such as Ning Ning Guesthouse, Riverview Bungalows, Rainbow House, Phetdavanh Guesthouse, and Alune Mai Guesthouse offer accommodations below USD 10.

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