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Tam Pa Ling Cave

Tam Pa Ling Cave, Laos


About Tam Pa Ling Cave

Tam Pa Ling is a cave in the Annamite Mountains in northeastern Laos. It is at the top of Pa Hang Mountain, 1,170 m above sea level.  Three hominin fossils were discovered in the cave: TPL1, a skull from an anatomically modern human; TPL2, a lower jaw with modern and archaic features; and TPL3 a partial mandible with modern and archaic features.

Attractions near Tam Pa Ling Cave

Phou Pha Thi43.54km from Tam Pa Ling Cave

Phou Pha Thi is a remote mountain in Houaphanh Province, northeastern Laos. The mountain, which is about 1,700 meters  high, is located within the former Royal Lao Army’s Military Region 2.  it is one of the beautiful locations in this area.

Wat Phia Wat98.13km from Tam Pa Ling Cave

Wat Phia Wat is a war-scarred Buddha statue located in Muang Khoun, Laos.

Xiangkhoang Plateau98.36km from Tam Pa Ling Cave

The landscape features green mountains, rugged karst formations, and verdant valleys with plenty of rivers, caves, and waterfalls.

Plain of Jars Site 3105.54km from Tam Pa Ling Cave

The Plain of Jars is a megalithic archaeological landscape in Laos. It consists of thousands of stone jars scattered around the upland valleys and the lower foothills of the central plain of the Xiangkhoang Plateau.

Pak Ou Caves126.72km from Tam Pa Ling Cave

Pak Ou Caves, 25 km north of Luang Prabang, have a history dating back thousands of years. Packed with over 4,000 Buddha icons, the caves are set in a dramatic limestone cliff at the point where the Mekong joins the Nam Ou River. They are a group of two caves on the west side of the Mekong river, about two hours upstream from the centre of Luang Prabang, and are frequently visited by tourists.

Wat Phon Phao136.65km from Tam Pa Ling Cave

Wat Pa Phon Phao is a Buddhist hill temple located across the Nam Khan River in the city of Luang Prabang in Laos. It was a retreat in the forest for meditation and spiritual learning for the Kings of Laos. This temple with a golden stupa is known for its unique octagonal-shaped architecture, picturesque location offering excellent panoramic views of the mountains and the surrounding Phanom village.

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