Vien Xai Caves

Vien Xai Caves

playground of a terrible war and birthplace of a new government

Location: 

Unnamed Rd, Viang Xai,, Laos

Duration: 

Friday, August 4, 2017

Personal highlights

  1. Vien Xai Caves: where the new government was founded
  2. Pathet Lao: communist movement that took over Laos after the war
  3. Kingdom of Laos: monarchy between the French and Communists
  4. Laotian Civil War: hidden proxy playground of the Cold War
  5. Air America: airline of the CIA bombing Laos from the air

Image sources

  1. Hidden caves in the Limestone Hills
  2. Searching for the entrance outside
  3. Main entrance of one of many caves
  4. Where high ranking politicians slept
  5. Residence of the royal family

You might also like

Karavatu Mine - exploring the depths of a dusty, unsecured copper mine near a private luxury lodge
exploring the depths of a dusty, unsecured copper mine near a private luxury lodge
Vieng Xai - stumbling upon the quasi-birthplace of Laos, a city of importance
stumbling upon the quasi-birthplace of Laos, a city of importance
Catacombs - dark labyrinth with traces of the centuries
dark labyrinth with traces of the centuries
Sesriem Canyon - climbing down the small canyon before resting and camping in the middle of the desert
climbing down the small canyon before resting and camping in the middle of the desert
Haunted Bar Paro - abandoned mansion in middle of a rice field in Paro
abandoned mansion in middle of a rice field in Paro
Kolmanskop - stumbling through an abandoned ghost town in the Sperrgebiet, Namib Desert
stumbling through an abandoned ghost town in the Sperrgebiet, Namib Desert
Olifantsbosbaai - following the trails of rusty shipwrecks along the coast of the Cape Peninsula
following the trails of rusty shipwrecks along the coast of the Cape Peninsula
Plain of Jars - walking through a field packed with mysterious stone objects
walking through a field packed with mysterious stone objects
United Nations - having lunch and a private tour with a new Swiss friend from Nairobi
having lunch and a private tour with a new Swiss friend from Nairobi
Sipi Falls - breathtaking views over the Ugandan plains and great hikes to Mount Elgon
breathtaking views over the Ugandan plains and great hikes to Mount Elgon