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Pha Ka

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7 travelers at this place:

  • Day44

    Sport statt Party #2

    December 29, 2016 in Laos ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    Gemäß dem Titelmotto schwangen wir uns am zweiten Tag in Vang Vieng auf ausgeliehene Mountain Bikes und radelten durch die bezaubernde Umgebung der Stadt.

    Erster Halt galt dem Aussichtshügel "Pha Ngeun", für dessen Erklimmung wir uns natürlich schlauer Weise die größte Mittagshitze aussuchten (...sind ja nicht zum Vergnügen hier!). Am Boden scherzten wir noch über die "nur 650 m Aufstieg" - durchgeschwitzt am Peak angekommen fanden wir allerdings nur eine Holzüberdachung anstatt des benötigten Sauerstoffzeltes vor! Dafür entlohnte der Berg mit phantastischen Blicken über die Landschaft rund um VV.

    Weiter ging's zur "Blue Lagoon", eine kleine Lagune in schönem Grünblau, leider aber komplett überlaufen von badenden Touris (viele Asiaten, alle in Schwimmwesten, obwohl das Gewässer maximal zehn Meter breit war...). Daran sollte sich (laut Steffi) der zweite Aussichtshügel anschließen, jedoch fanden wir uns wenig später im großen "Tham Poukham Cave" wieder - einer 500 m tiefen Höhle! Diese war aber auch sehr lohnend; hervorzuheben ist vor allem der durch eine Höhlenöffnung toll angestrahlte Minitempel (siehe Bild)! Am späten Nachmittag fuhren wir geschafft aber glücklich im Sonnenuntergangslicht zurück nach VV.
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  • Day35

    Phangern Mountain Viewpoint

    November 25, 2018 in Laos ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    I dedicate a separate footprint for this place because it is one of the most spectacular ones I've seen on this trip. The hike to the top was quite a challenge, and even more so considering that the sun was soon setting, and I had about one hour for a 1:30 hour hike. I hiked at a really fast pace (and looked like I took a shower when I arrived) and reached the top about 5 minutes before sunset. This was one of the most diverse and interesting hikes I've ever done.

    The view was spectacular, I really felt on top of the world (which I guess I was, at least of that world). That feeling you get when you reach the top is indescribable - and priceless. It was worth every single bit of energy I put into the hike.

    There were two huts at the top, one pointing towards sunset, one towards sunrise. On my way back I met a couple in the latter hut, they put up a tent and made a small fire, probably preparing for dinner. I must say this was one of the most romantic adventures I've ever witnessed, and one that has definitely landed on my bucket list (given I return to Laos at some point, which I think I will). The atmosphere was just perfect, and maybe I was even slightly envious in that moment, imagining myself in such a setting.

    I hiked back in complete darkness (prepared with a head torch, of course 😏), which reminded me a lot of the hike I did by night at Mount Warning in Australia, in order to watch the sunrise. A really fun adventure!

    To put it shortly, this was an absolute highlight of my journey.
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