We decided to divert our route to visit the Kong Lor cave, and in the end it was worth it. From Vientiane it is not difficult to get there, as there is a direct bus, but to follow our itinerary from the cave to the south we knew we would have more difficulties.
We arrived at the small town of Kong Lor at around 5 in the afternoon, the bus that left Vientiane full of people, little by little was emptying on the way, to the point of arriving only with three people !! The two of us and one more tourist, Anouk, with whom we shared the trip the following days.
As there are not many accommodation options, we take a load off our shoulders, since we save ourselves having to go to different places and compare them, as we have been doing until now. So a dinner based on rice and noddles, a shower and sleep.
In the morning we we approached walking to the caveIt is barely a kilometer from the village, and the three of us take a boat, yes a boat! The cave is visited in this way as it is crossed by the green waters of a river. Are 7 impressive kilometers in which you notice how your body undergoes some changes due to the absence of light, humidity, pressure, the contrasts of the water under your feet and the rock above your head, and it is that you do not stop being inside the guts of a Mountain.
Inside we made some stops, one of them to walk for a few meters along one side and see the spectacular natural formations, and others to avoid getting stranded with the boat, in some moments we crossed sections with less than two feet deep and the boatman with his jeta urged us to get off and give him a little push. Nothing wrong man!
When you see the natural light of the sun again at sunrise, your body relaxes and returns to normal. After having a snack with another Italian-Spanish couple in another boat, we returned to ours to make the return. This time it is shorter, because the stops are faster (we have already got the hang of getting off and getting on a few meters later).
Without wasting a minute in the village, we ate and took the first of the buses that will take us on our way to the south of the country.
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