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Located 25 km from the city, these caves are filled with Buddha images.
Ban Pak-Ou 06000, Laos
+856 20 56 110 220
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a good place to visit after a relaxing cruise up the Mekong river. It is visited by locals who make pilgrimage each new year to pray and make offerings to Buddha. There are thought to be over 2000 Buddha statues here which is...More

Thank rhthomas1980
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the caves during the rainy season so it was very wet and very slippery. Be sure to wear good shoes and shoes that you don’t mind getting wet. There were a decent number of steps to the top cave but definitely manageable - just...More

Thank denise251
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful. Serene. Love Pak Ou. Went there during the rainy season, and the lower cave required that you pass some narrow wooden planks, but boat men are willing to lend you a hand, and it's worth it. I assume that the access is much easier...More

Thank LLDenmark
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

2 caves in a mountain full of Buddha's big & small. I advise you to go to the top one first, off to the left, as it's quite a steep set of stairs. People selling offerings outside each cave. Kids selling snacks on the stairs...More

Thank MrsBsTravels
Reviewed August 10, 2018

We had to take a river boat from Luang Prabang to access these caves. The journey took around two hours but was quite pleasant. Upon arrival, there is no real jetty so you have to get off the boat and walk along several bamboo or...More

Thank AkelaH
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

Honestly, there is nothing spectacular about the caves. But you may still want to go there because: - Pak Ou Caves is one of the two main attractions in Luang Prabang, the other being Kuang Si Falls (should visit). Every tuk tuk has these two...More

Thank Ks T
Reviewed July 31, 2018

It is a really beautiful and profound place. We can feel the mix of present and past when you cross the line and get inside the caves and facing plenty of Budhas statues. Its really worth it in terms of culture and anthropology. Unfortunately, the...More

Thank FelipeQ58
Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

The 2 hour trip on the Mekong is nice. They will stop into the "whisky village" which is a small local village selling the arts and crafts you can also see in the Luang Prabang daily night market. Nice to support them however. Not sure...More

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Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

It was nothing more than okay. It’s a lot smaller than it looks on the internet. Very small actually. The highlight of the trip was the 3 year old boy as our tour guide. Everyone there was very pushy about buying their souvenirs and we...More

Thank jthom671
Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

If you’re spending a few days in Luang Prabang, I think this is a great 1/2 day excursion. I booked mine for ₭80,000 (you can shop various travel agencies/tour agencies on the street where the Night Market takes place) factor in an additional ₭20,000 entrance...More

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December 17, 2017|
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Response from Charles_and_Susan | Reviewed this property |
hi, there are quite a few steps up to the cave itself and they were a bit slippery when we were there. even so I wouldn't miss going to the caves. you can see inside a bit from the landing place, well worth it, and maybe a... More
February 4, 2017|
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Response from Matt115 | Reviewed this property |
we went in standard everyday clothing. caves are very safe. steps are a bit of a trek.
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January 24, 2017|
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Response from Madan Gopal M | Reviewed this property |
I didn't go for Kayaking as flow of river was strong. But there is public transport ferry that leaves at 8.30 am every morning from main Pier. To and fro Charges are 60000 LAK per person.