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Pak Ou Caves

Luang Prabang, Ban Pak-Ou 06000, Laos
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Located 25 km from the city, these caves are filled with Buddha images.
  • Excellent15%
  • Very good30%
  • Average36%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible6%
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“lower cave” (89 reviews)
“mekong river” (111 reviews)
“buddha images” (25 reviews)
Luang Prabang, Ban Pak-Ou 06000, Laos
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Highlight is the boat cruise up the Mekong River. Takes anywhere from 75 - 120 minutes to get there by boat. Scenery is amazing. Sadly, the caves themselves are decrepit, full of families and kids selling garbage or scams. Bring a torch or pay to...More

Thank Anthony M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The caves are quite something. It's something unique I've never seen or heard of before. The boat trip there is about an hour and 15min from town. Take a book / magazine / travel guide with you to read along the way. We stopped off...More

Thank LouiseCam
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on the Mekong Kingdoms River Boat on the Mekong River to Park Ou Caves....it was a spectacular new Riverboat and very comfortable, had a bar and a Private A/C Room at the back full of cushions ,we loved it ,all in comfort watching the...More

Thank 222StephenM222
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a boat to the cave. Went up the upper cave first. There's quite alot of stairs up. Bought a torch in as it is very dark inside (You have to return the torch when you get out). There's alot of buddha statue inside but...More

Thank pandaat501
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took a ride up the Mekong River to visit the Pak Ou Caves during a recent trip to Laos. The caves were fine. The lower cave has many sculptures, though I couldn't see anything really distinctive about the individual ones that set them apart....More

Thank ZacharyMarret
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice experience The best for me was the trip along Mekong River and the nice views. The guide told us a lot about local villages and the history of the cave, which is very interesting!

Thank Santmartinenca
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took a Mekong Kingdom Cruise here, and had a guide who shared the different aspects of Buddhism that surrounded the Pak Ou Caves, like how each Buddha pose signified a day of the week, how Lao people would come here with a statue every...More

Thank rachlyf
Reviewed September 9, 2017

There is an upper cave and lower cave where you can see many many many many and still many different sizes of buddha structure in both the caves... I wouldnt say its very fantastic... but you can visit... Our hotel seems to offer only private...More

Thank PrincessYue
Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile

The roads are bumpy and muddy and sometimes steep for the last 10km section to the village to get to the boats to bring you across. The caves are not very spectacular. The challenge is in getting there especially if you are riding a bike...More

Thank SingaporeJJ_Cool
Reviewed August 28, 2017

I visited the by boat. We paid 400k KIP, for 4 in small private boat, but not the most comfortable boat. The journey took around 2 hrs to get there via the obligatory stop at a small river side village. Once there, there are 2...More

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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.
Susannah D
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.