Khong Lor

If I needed one specific reason to come to Laos, that would be Kong Lor. Picture a river that twists and turns through rice paddies on its way to a jungle-covered, karst escarpment, a jagged wall of soaring peaks. Entering the jungle, the river heads straight towards the massive limestone walls where it suddenly disappears through a cave opening.
Those who dare boat in through the opening into the pitch-black world within winding their way along 7 kilometers (4.2 miles) of underground river through a series of caverns until the river reemerges on the opposite side of the escarpment into the Phu Hin Bun National Protected Area.  Reminiscent of Jules Verne’s greatest journey, Kong Lor beckons the adventurer with the lure of a boatride into the underworld and visions of epic adventure beyond.

If I needed one specific reason to come to Laos, that would be Khong Lor. Picture a river that twists and turns through rice paddies on its way to a jungle-covered, karst escarpment, a jagged wall of soaring peaks. Entering the jungle, the river heads straight towards the massive limestone walls where it suddenly disappears through a cave opening.

Khong Lor

Those who dare boat in through the opening into the pitch-black world within winding their way along 7 kilometers (4.2 miles) of underground river through a series of caverns until the river reemerges on the opposite side of the escarpment into the Phu Hin Bun National Protected Area. Reminiscent of Jules Verne’s greatest journey, Khong Lor beckons the adventurer with the lure of a boat ride into the underworld and visions of epic adventure beyond.

3 responses to “Khong Lor”

  1. avatar Mikko says:

    Hi guys! I’m the random dude who traveled with you from Tha Kaek to Khong Lor. You guys and Beverly were great fun to travel with! Thanks! It’s too bad we got separated at the entrance point really with just a wave goodbye.. I had a bit of an adventure right after that 😀 Hope you’re still enjoying the trip 🙂

    All the best,
    Mikko

    • avatar Tony says:

      Hey Mikko,

      Great to hear from you. Khong Lor ended up being a major adventure for us as well – a tough one. We are still very much enjoying our trip. Hope you are also having tons of adventures.

      Tony and Thomas

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