Poukham Cave (and Blue Lagoon)

Cave:Poukham Cave
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The Cave

    What should we know?

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    Also known as:Tham Phu Kham
     
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    Environment type:cave, jungle, karst, limestone, pool, rock
    Location type:rural, village

    What can we see or do there?

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    Services:flashlight rental, local guide
    Shops:bars, cafes, restaurants
     
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    How much will it cost us?

    Currency:Laotian Kip (LAK)
     
    Ticket type:Cost:
    adult (non-resident)LAK10,000
    includes the
     
    Extras:Average Cost:
    flashlight rental
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    When should we go there, and for how long?

    Average time taken:40 minutes
     
    Day:Opens:Closes:
    everyday7.30am5.30pm
     
    High season:November to March
    Low season:
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      How can we get in contact?

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      Telephone:0205 552 8090
       
      Language(s):English, Lao
      Timezone:UTC+07:00
      Country calling code:856

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        The Directions

        It’s possible to walk here in about an hour and a half from . It’s around 7 to 8km in total one way.
         
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        The Directions

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        The Directions

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        What are the numbers and averages?

        Depth:200 to 300m
        Altitude:220 to 250m

        Top Descriptions

        This is fairly large and impressive cave with a reclining Buddha as its centrepiece. With only a stiff 10-minute climb from the , you’d be mad not to visit the both together. With a torch you can explore the second cavern which is just as large as the first, but that little bit creepier and more adventurous.
         
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        Top Tips

        Solid sandals should be enough to explore this cave. The floor isn’t too slippery or wet, although it is quite uneven in places thanks to the water erosion.
        It is possible to rent a flashlight here if you’ve forgotten yours. You can go about 50-100m inside Poukham Cave without one, though – although it would make things a lot easier if you did!
        Make sure you pack your swimwear so that you can visit the at the same time. They’re both included in the same LAK10,000 ticket.
        If you time your visit right, you could have a peaceful experience here. Otherwise, watch out for the large groups of Korean tourists that just love .
         
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