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Khamtan Buddha Cave in Oudomxay

Tours to Phachao Khamtan Cave, Pak Beng (Buddha 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
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)                                   
  • Hat                    
  • Sunscreen                      
  • Flashlight
  • Good Walking Shoes
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Long pants
Half-Day Tour: Visit to Phachao Khamtan Cave (Buddha Cave)
Schedule
08:30    Meet at the Tourist Information and buy food for picnic
08:45    Leave the Tourist Information to Ban Pak Ngeuy by public transport (Tuktuk)
09:15    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)

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)
Schedule
07:30    Meet at the Tourist Information and buy food for picnic
07:45    Leave the Tourist Information to Ban Pak Ngeuy by public transport (Tuktuk)
08:15    Visit Ban Pak Ngeuy
08:45    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
09:15    Walk form the Mekong bank to the cave (10 to 15 Minutes)
09:30    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)

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

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

   
   
 
 


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