The hidden beauty of Laos

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Laos is one of the most fashionable tourist destinations, especially due to the beautiful scenarios and enigmatic temples. What many do not know, however, is what hides beneath the ground. The caves of Tham Khoun Ex, for example.

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With 15 kilometers in length, the caves were explored by kayak by photographer John Spies who captured the unbelievable beauty that lurks in the underground Laos.

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Known as the Xe Bang Fai caves, these formations include a vibrant forest near the entrance, whose green contrasts with the cool, pastel, interior walls.

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The caves were explored in detail in 2008 by John Pollack, and can only be visited in the dry season – from November to April. “Everything in the cave is huge – from the entrance to the spiders, which can reach 25 centimeters,” Pollack explained to National Geographic.

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