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I like bats. They eat mosquitoes. But I don't dine on bats like many Laotians do.

One hungry man, about five years ago, in search of dinner, scaled a 40 meter rockface and climbed into this remote cave. Along with the bats, stalagmites and stalactites, he was faced with no fewer than 229 bronze images of the Buddha staring back at him. They're about 600 years old and they were hidden here at some point but no one knows exactly when, nor why nor by whom.

Buddha Cave