Konglor village is a one-street collection of wooden shacks and guesthouse buried deep in the Laos countryside. Like all other visitors, we are here for the nearby cave.
The cave, a short stroll from the village, gives visitors the chance to ride a boat underground, past otherworldly subterranean formations and rocky protrusions.
We share the ride with a Belgian called Will who came to Konglor on a motorbike on the Tha Kek Loop.
“This is the best cave I’ve ever seen!” he enthuses.
It’s atmospheric for sure, but my enduring memory of the experience will be the surrounding countryside: