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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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Take a boat from Luang Prabang. Along the way you can witness how people along the river make a living. Once there, you have to climb up in one cave and then the other to access and see the Buddha statues, big and small, some...More

Thank PuckPasha
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We booked at an agency on the Main Street and we were picked up at our hotel ( which turned out to be walking distance!) the boat was very spacious with seating and places to stand. Our guideMr Saengkeo was delightful and explained the trip...More

Thank mojomac2
Reviewed 4 days ago

Just got back from visiting this place. Ok, to be fair, I found the boat ride itself quite pleasant - approximately an hour and a half going there and an hour coming back. I booked the boat all to myself so just kicked back, enjoy...More

Thank Kinari
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Long boat trip. Dicey steps up to the cave. Not much space inside. Nothing of historic or religious importance. Many of the Budhha statues look new.

Thank bigwrldtrvlr
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It takes around 4 hrs for this trip. 2 hrs to go there, 1 hr back. Not worth it. There are just 2 small caves with lots of buddha inside. It's better to spending time in the town or go to Kuang Si waterfall.

Thank wanlikit
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I would skip this. Just hanging out in town or go to the waterfall is more worth. This cave took too long boat trip and there was not much inside.

Thank Jeed_R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would skip this and just go to Kuangsi Falls. The cave is dark, you can hardly see much, and it is a small cave.

Thank MimiPetalingJaya
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting the Pak Ou Caves was a wonderful experience. The caves have thousands of Buddhas in them and the scenery across the Mekong towards the Ou River is spectacular.

Thank wwwhip97
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took an afternoon boat trip from Luang Prabang up the Mekong River to see the Pak Ou caves. We stopped off at the whisky village and another village where they made paper en route. The Buddha statues in the caves were quite impressive. The...More

Thank davidhQ722AS
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty average/ small caves, there are quite a few stairs to get to the upper cave, once you’re there though there’s a beautiful entrance, but inside it’s pitch black, would be a great place to be if you were there alone in peace and quiet....More

Thank JudyPhin
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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 MadanGopalM | 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.