A visit to the historical Phathok Caves, Nong Khiaw

Today you’ll be busy visiting the historical Phatok cave which were used to shelter people from bombs dropped during the “Secret War” with the Americans. Some people may describe these caves as just essentially two rooms. However, it’s what happened in these caves, and what they meant to the people they were sheltering that make these caves so special. The walk to the cave is about 30 minutes from Nong Khiaw town and it’s a pretty pleasant walk through beautiful scenery. Your guide will tell you all about this secret part of Laos’ (and America’s) history. Look out over the surrounding rice paddies and valley as you take in what happened in this beautiful isolated cave.

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