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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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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
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 couple of steps will allow you to see even more. also we saw elephants bathing in the river on the opposite bank to the caves. Can't garentee that but the trip up the river is worth it anyway.