Visit the historical cave of Phathok. The Nong Khiaw villagers used this cave as a war shelter during the “Secret War”, to shelter people from bombs dropped in the region. You will learn more about this clandestine period of Lao history, as you explore the historical caves with your guide.
It is about a 30-minute gentle walk from Nong Khiaw town and this takes you through some quite beautiful scenery. From the cave there are beautiful views over the rice paddies to the valley. Walk back to Nong Khiaw along a small path through the rice paddies.