An interesting, and slightly scary experience
21.03.2010 - 21.03.2010 27 °C
We decided to rent some bikes and take on the 30km ride to get to the entrance of a place called 'water cave'. The ride was really enjoyable, as the temperature in Laos was much like an average summers day back in England. We rode through several villages, and across a bridge before finally reaching the path that lead down to the entrance. After being stung for a 'parking fee' to park our bicycles, and then a 'bridge fee' for walking over a rickety wooden foot bridge we headed for the entrance to the cave.
We walked through the undergrowth until we reached a small hut, and an elderly man sitting by a number of large inflatable rubber rings. 'Water cave' is a cave filled with water. I guess the clue is in the name. The only way to see inside was by floating on the rubber rings and pulling yourself along a piece of rope.
Inside the cave it was completely dark, apart from the occasional flicker of our head torches against the rock formations extruding from the sides of the cave. We could faintly hear the sounds of water gushing originating from deep inside. Our paddling echoed loudly as we moved deeper and deeper underground. We were told the cave stretches 3km into the cliff face, so we had a long way to paddle until we reached the end. It was a crazy experience, and a unique way of viewing a relatively untouched cave. Good Fun.