Kong Lor Cave in Khammouane Province, Laos - get details, & find more attractions to visit nearby

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Kong Lor Cave

Laos

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About Kong Lor Cave

Tham Kong Lo or Kong Lor Cave is a karst limestone cave in Phu Hin Bun National Park, in Khammouane Province, Laos. It is located roughly 130 kilometers north of Thakhek, on the Nam Hin Bun River, which flows into the cave. The karst formation is dramatic and the cave has been cited as a "one of Southeast Asia's geological wonders".


Attractions near Kong Lor Cave

Third Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge is a bridge that connects Thailand with Laos. Located at Ban Hom, At Samat Sub-district, Muang District of Nakhon Phanom Province in Thailand, and at Thakhek of Khammouane in Laos, the bridge is a route for transportation, trade and tourism that links Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and the south of China together.

Phu Langka National Park65.16km from Kong Lor Cave

Phu Langka national park covers the area of approximately 31,250 Rai in Pai Loam Sub-district, Ban Phaeng District. The area includes layers of three mountains overlapping each other, interspersed with small mountain ranges spreading along Mekong River. There generally are lush forests such as dry evergreen forest, mixed deciduous forest and dry dipterocarp forest which are habitats of abundant wildlife and watershed for many streams.

The Sikhottabong Stupa and Ancient City site, on the east bank of the Mekong south of Thakhek, is the most important cultural and religious site in south central Laos. The Ancient City – remains that you can see of even older buildings – is important in the cultural background of the area. The region’s main event is the Sikhottabong festival

The Nam Kading valley is dominated by broadleaf evergreen forests with a high density of large trees. Forest shows high species diversity with 83 tree species recorded in a sample of 428 individuals from two areas. It is now one of the main attractions in Laos and a lot of tourists visit this place every year.

Wat Photharam82.89km from Kong Lor Cave

Wat Photharam is an ancient temple in Ban Dong Bang, Dong Bang Sub-district, Na Dun District, Maha Sarakham Province, Isan region of Thailand.  The temple dating back to the King Nangklao's reign, more than 200 years ago. It is situated in an old town zone called Ban Dong Bang. Previously, it was called "Wat Pho Thong" and renamed to "Wat Photharam" as today in 1942 by the fourth abbot, Phra Kru Chan Di.

Phu Thok94.43km from Kong Lor Cave

Phu Thok means an isolated mountain in Isan dialect. Located in Ban Na Kham Khaen, Tambon Na Sabaeng, this sandstone range stands out and can be seen from a distance. It consists of two hills: Phu Thok Yai and Phu Thok Noi. Previously, this area was dense woods with many wild animals.

Where is Kong Lor Cave

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Khammouane Province2 attractions

Khammouane Province is mostly of forested mountainous terrain located in the center of Laos. Khammouane, meaning “happy gold”, is believed to have been named after the gold deposits found in the area hundreds of years ago.