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My husband and I found a sign by the Mekong River in Luang Prabang for a 5-hour trip that would take us to a whiskey tasting village and to the Pak Ou Caves, along with being fed a sumptuous lunch, all for only $25. We...More
If this had been a 5 minute walk from our hotel, it would have been a pleasant 10 minute visit. It was simply not worth the two hour boat ride up the river to get there. The ride itself was enjoyable and scenic but too...More
I visited this attraction as the final place of visit of the half day cruise in Mekong. It was quite special because the wat was built inside the cave. Visitors were advised to bring an electric torch to travel Tham Theung (the upper cave) where...More
The caves are nothing impressive. By time time we were done with our very enjoyable long boat ride 2 hours up the river from Luang Prabang we had to go to the bathroom big time. They charge you for that and the toilet area is...More
Visited the caves today as one of the touted activities here in Luang Prabang. I’m sorry to say that it was a bit of a disappointment and not a great return on the time required . Overall you might want to devote your time here...More
It’s reached by boat, an hour ride. The is a lower and upper cave. You should see both. The locals leave Buda figures in the caves. There are more than 5,000!
To reach the upper cave you will need to climb many steps and will...More
Taking a river cruise down to the caves is not to be missed if you are staying in LP. Two separate caves with over 4,000 Buddha statues between them. The caves are dark (they are caves...) but with a flashlight you will be fine. The...More
The caves are special to the Buddhist people and there are hundreds of images of Buddha in the caves. To get there you must climb many steps and run the gauntlet of kids selling fish and birds. The lower cave is not that deep. The...More
This attraction/tour was alright. To be honest the cave was too dark to see anything. I would recommend to take vision goggles, if you do go. There are two caves, upper and lower cave. The upper cave was the dark cave. The lower cave was...More
Don't get me wrong, the caves are a must see. But it's not worth a full day trip. Make sure to do the boat ride to the caves so that you enjoy the serenity of Mekong river. The villages on the way to the caves...More
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
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.
Both caves are fine as long as you are fit & able. If aged, the stairs maybe too much for some. Attire... casual comfortable clothing with good footwear due to getting in & off boat and stairs. Out of respect as this is a... More
Both caves are fine as long as you are fit & able. If aged, the stairs maybe too much for some. Attire... casual comfortable clothing with good footwear due to getting in & off boat and stairs. Out of respect as this is a place of worship it is still suggested to cover clothing to your knees. Great trip & the boat ride also wonderful along the way is s fascinating insight into Laos life. Go with a guide if you can as you learn so much more along the way & the history of the caves then has so much more meaning as well. Enjoy, we did😊
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.
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How to I pack all I want to see in Laos in5 and a half days? (1 Replies)
Hi My husband and I are hoping to get a flight from Bangkok to Laos 4-9 Dec. While there I would like to see the following: Luang Prabang City and Temple Tour Half Day Temples(Vat Visoun, Vat Aham, Vat Xieng Thong) Khouang Si Waterfall and Pak ou Caves. Vientiane - That Luang, Buddha Park, Patu xai Victory Monument, Vang Vieng, That Dam and Wat Ho Phar Keo Lastly we'd like to get a flight from Vientiane to Chapasak to see Tadfane Waterfall and Wat Phu. Can you please advise what is...More
August 01, 2012|
The simple answer is you cannot cram all this in. Concentrate on Luang Prabang and Vientiane only. Fly from Bangkok to Vientiane, spend 2 days there and then fly to Luang Prabang.