Viengxay Caves in Xiangkhoang Province

About Viengxay Caves

Viengxay Caves are a network of caves located in the Xiangkhoang Province of Laos. During the Vietnam War, the caves served as a shelter for the Pathet Lao, a communist group that fought against the Royal Lao Government and the United States. The caves were also used as a base for the Lao People's Revolutionary Party.

Today, the caves are open for tourists to explore and learn about the history of the area.

The approximate latitude and longitude of Viengxay Caves are 19.3333° N, 103.3833° E.

What to Expect

Visitors to Viengxay Caves can expect to see a network of caves that were once used as a base for the Pathet Lao and the Lao People's Revolutionary Party. The caves are located in a stunning limestone karst landscape and offer a unique insight into the history of Laos.

The tour of the caves takes around two hours and includes a visit to the Pathet Lao Hospital Cave, the Communication Cave, and the Command Centre Cave. Visitors can also see a museum that displays weapons, equipment, and documents from the war era.

Tips for Visitors

  • Wear comfortable shoes as there is some walking involved
  • Bring a light jacket as the caves can be cool and damp
  • Respect the history of the area and follow the rules set by the guides
  • Bring a camera to capture the stunning views of the karst landscape