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Boat Landing at Khamtan Buddha Cave, Pak Beng
Boat Landing at Khamtan Buddha Cave, Pak Beng
Tours to
Phachao Khamtan Cave, Pak Beng
(Buddha Cave)

 

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Phachao Khamtan Cave Legend
What to Bring
Schedule: Half-Day Visit to Phachao Khamtan Cave
Price List: Half-Day Visit to Phachao Khamtan
Schedule: One-Day Trekking & Visit to Phachao Khamtan Cave
Price List: One-Day Trekking & Visit to Phachao Khamtan Cave

The tour starts from Pak Beng town and can be done as a half-day tour to the cave or in combination with half-day trekking making it a one-day tour. If you opt for the tour combining the cave trip and a trekking tour you will pass several natural attractions like breathtaking views of the Mekong and surrounding mountains. Along the way the local guides will explain traditional hunting, share their knowledge about the secrets of medicinal plants, and provide details on their cultivation habits.

Phachao Khamtan Cave Legend
Temple Ban Pak Ngeuy
Temple Ban Pak Ngeuy

Long time ago the local people from the area used to go to the forest to collect food and firewood for their livelihood. During one of these sometimes extended trips one group from Ban Pak Ngeuy found the cave. However, in order to protect their discovery from being over-exploited they did not communicate it to people from outside. For them the cave provided guano from bats for sale (e.g. for gunpowder production) and as a fertilizer for their gardens.
However, during dire straits from the Indochina Wars the wrap was taken off and the cave became a shelter from bombings for everyone in the area.
From people in the cave many prayers were sent to the Buddha to ask for protection from the falling bombs by putting a shield over the area that would send off the bombs. It was during these hard times that the cave was given its Name “Phachao Khamtan” or “Khamtan Buddha” Cave. “Phachao” stands for Buddha and “Khamtan” stands for Valuable Protective Shield. In this combined word “tan” is the word for shield, in this case for blocking the bombs and “kham” the word for something very valuable.
Still today in the cave you can ask the Buddha for protection or another wish to be fulfilled and you can be sure it will be granted.

What to bring:


 
- Raincoat / umbrella (during rainy season)
             - Long pants
- Hat
  - Good Walking Shoes
- Sunscreen
  - Mosquito repellent
- Flashlight    

Half-Day Tour: Visit to Phachao Khamtan Cave (Buddha Cave)

Schedule

8:30
Meet at the Tourist Information and buy food for picnic
8:45
Leave the Tourist Information to Ban Pak Ngeuy by public transport (Tuktuk)
9:15
Visit Ban Pak Ngeuy
10:15

Start the 25-minutes boat ride from Ban Pak Ngeuy to Khamthan Buddha Cave. On the way you may be lucky to see local gold panning activities
10:45
Walk form the Mekong bank to the cave (10 to 15 Minutes)
11:00
Start exploring the cave
11:30
Rest and picnic near the cave
12:30
Start the boat trip back to Pak Beng
13:30   Arrive in Pak Beng



Price list (prices in Lao Kip) current exchange rates ->

Number of persons 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Price
per person
665,000 350,000 245,000 195,000 225,000 195,000 170,000 155,000

Prices include: Transport, district and local tour guides, local food, drinking water, village fees, taxes;

 

One-Day Trekking & Visit to Phachao Khamtan Cave (Buddha Cave)

Khamtan Buddha Cave Interior
Khamtan Buddha Cave Interior
Schedule

7:30
Meet at the Tourist Information and buy food for picnic
7:45
Leave the Tourist Informationto Ban Pak Ngeuy by public transport (Tuktuk)
8:15
Visit Ban Pak Ngeuy
8:45
Start the 25-minutes boat ride from Ban Pak Ngeuy to Cave Phatchao Cam Than. One the way you may be lucky to see local gold panning activities
9:15
Walk form the Mekong bank to the cave (10 to 15 Minutes)
9:30
Start exploring the cave
10:00
Rest and picnic near the cave
10:30
Start trekking through the forest along the trails used by villagers. On the way experience nature und mountain forests
13:30
Take an afternoon brake with a pick nick
16:00   Arrive in Ban Pak Ngeuy and take the boat back to Pak Beng
16:30   Arrive in Pak Beng


Price list (prices in Lao Kip)
current exchange rates ->

Number of persons 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Price
per person
710,000 385,000 280,000 220,000 250,000 220,000 195,000 180,000

Khamtan Buddha Cave Entrance
Khamtan Buddha Cave Entrance
Prices include:
Transport, district and local tour guides, local food, drinking water, village fees, taxes;

Please contact us for booking and further information!




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