Tham Nang Aen Cave

Nang Aen is a massive cave 15km east of Thakhek and 1km south off Route 12 along Cave Alley. The spectacular cave, 30 metres high in the central chamber,  is named after the legendary orphan Nang Samounta. Guides will tell you the story of her tragic romance with former novice Xieng. You can travel by boat on the underground lake running through the huge cavern, and enjoy a drink, meal or picnic in the cave’s tree shaded grounds.

The site has restaurants, food, drinks and souvenirs for sale, toilets and parking.


17°26’37.8″N 104°56’54.7″E