Tham Piew

Tham Piew is a cave near Muang Kham, which is locally famous for housing hundreds of local villagers as shelter from bombing during the war years.

Four bombs were dropped on the caves in the early 70s, but only the fourth made it inside. All 437 inhabitants were killed. No memorial or monument have been erected. Only the blackened walls remain as testimony to the tragedy.

The cave can be visited in conjunction with the nearby hot springs, as part of a full day trip seeing the Jars, generally costing an additional 350,000 Kip per vehicle.