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Pak Ou Caves

Luang Prabang, Ban Pak-Ou 06000, Laos
+856 20 56 110 220
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Located 25 km from the city, these caves are filled with Buddha images.
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  • Average37%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible6%
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“lower cave” (91 reviews)
“mekong river” (117 reviews)
“private boat” (21 reviews)
Luang Prabang, Ban Pak-Ou 06000, Laos
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We, the four of us, opted to hire a private river boat to take us to the Pak Ou Caves. Unbeknownst to us at the time, hiring a private river boat made all the difference. The captain was a kind older gentleman who did not...More

Thank ShuttreBug
Reviewed 6 days ago

It takes about 2-3 hours sailing to reach the Pak Ou Caves. Upon arrival you will walk up some seriously steep steps to enter the first cave. There truly are thousands of Buddha statues in the cave. It gets a bit crowded having limited space...More

Thank knoesenm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked our own local boat to visit Pak Ou caves from LP town as we'll like to travel at our own preferred timing instead of the Nava Mekong cruise from 10am to 2pm (incl. lunch). Paid 450,000kip for the boat ride for 4pax. depart LP...More

Thank Christina C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a Mekong river cruise and the stop was at the caves. Interesting historical value. Very small and crowded as tourist boats are stacked up alongside a very flimsy boat dock. A highlight if visiting Luang prabang.

Thank Chris K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took a boat trip from Luang Prabang, cost 100,000 Kip. p/p. More if your alone. Dec.2017. The ride there was ok and peaceful and scenic but the cave is very shallow with about 40 Buddha's placed there for the tourists. It took about 3...More

Thank jaypep1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a little over an hour drive (with the bad pavements along the road) we'll reach the pier, you may hire a private boat ride across the river for only 25000 kip. it's only a 5 minutes boat ride across anyway on the Mekong River. Beautiful...More

Thank Jacqueline A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We took a two day Mekong River cruise so this was on the way to Luang Prabang. It was cool to see all the Buddha’s and pretty views of the water.

Thank sj9400
Reviewed November 11, 2017

We took a private boat to and from the caves, circa 2.5 hours there and an hour back. It was a very pleasant trip with lovely scenery along the way. The caves were quite underwhelming except for the actual caves themselves which are cool. maybe...More

Thank LouiseEoin
Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

While this place is not located in Luang Prabang town, it is an easy place to get to via boats. Lot of tour companies offer boat rides to this place and it’s a great way to get here on a boat on Mekong river. The...More

Thank roddamranganath
Reviewed October 24, 2017

If you are a Buddhist, I would highly recommend you to take this trip. There are 2 caves in total, one lower and one upper. The upper one is slightly mysterious and my preferred one among the two. It is a dark cave whereby the...More

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December 17, 2017|
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.