Tham Doun


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Location: Ban Ngoy Nua village, Ngoi District. (N 20° 45' 14,4", E 102° 39' 5,4")
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Classification:  Karst cave.
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Bibliography: no author (n.y.): Amis Laos Caving Expedition 2000, pp 73, survey 2 photos.
Expedition report of the first Dutch caving expedition in Lao P D R.
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History


Description

Tham Doun can be reached on foot from the village of Sop Kan in about 30 minutes. Follow the road in the direction of the school, which is located at the southern end of the village. After 25 mints walking, leave the path and walk through the river in the upstream direction to the entrance of the cave, out of which the river flows.

Known locally for years, is was used during the Vietnam war as an air raid shelter. Nowadays, the cave is used for eco-tourism.


Text by Tony Oldham (2005). With kind permission.


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