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Pak Ou Caves

Ban Pak-Ou 06000, Laos
+856 20 56 110 220
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Half-Day Lunch Cruise to the Pak Ou Caves from Luang Prabang
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Full Day Pak Ou Caves by Boat from Luang Prabang
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Pak Ou Caves and Kuang Si Fall Day Tour
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Located 25 km from the city, these caves are filled with Buddha images.
  • Excellent15%
  • Very good30%
  • Average37%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible6%
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“lower cave” (93 reviews)
“mekong river” (123 reviews)
“buddha images” (25 reviews)
Ban Pak-Ou 06000, Laos
+856 20 56 110 220
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We caught a boat up the Mekong river and stopped at whiskey village and the caves. The boat trip was really fun. The village was fun and only a quick stop. The caves were ok. Nothing great , but I had seen temple caves in...More

Thank Jacksoncr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The caves consists of the lower & upper. Besides the historical events that brought the mini statues here, the caves are small. Those not interested in the religion can skip this cave as it's about 2 hours from LB, either via Mekong or drive, then...More

Thank 2015ECL05
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There's two caves first one few steps good those mobility issues and better lighting for those eye issues and then second one many steps and dimmed views.both hold Buddha statues in them

Thank Flitz8
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our trip on the Mekong River it is one of the great rivers of the world. The trip took 1to 2 hours and then we visited the village on the way we tasted the Rice wine and walked around to see ladies weaving,we...More

Thank nestcottage
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took the slow boat tour to Pak Ou caves. The boat ride took about 1.5-2 hours from Luang Prabang; it was nice and scenic to travel on the Mekong river. Entrance fee to the cave was 20,000kip (about $3USD), which was covered by the tour....More

Thank sactokw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Six of us hired a boat to take us to the caves and had a lovely day. I was a bit wary after reading some of the reviews on here, but loved boating on the Mekong to get there and back and that was part...More

Thank bemusedtraveller
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We paid 65k for the boat and 20k for the caves (per person). What do you get? - Scenic boat ride (2 hours to the cave, 1 hour back) - Whiskey village: don't really get why it has that name. You only see 1 shop...More

Thank Jonas G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we drove there easy with own car, own moto is easy - cave is ok but small, you take ferry across Mekong - Landscape there is amazing beautiful !

Thank juergen p
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The slowboat river ride to get there was very enjoyable and quite long. The two caves were a non-event - a very steep hike up many steps to get to the top cave which houses a number of dusty Buddha's. The view was ok over...More

Thank Jocelyn S
Reviewed January 6, 2018

Very small caves, not much to see. Takes a very long time to get there, then you climb a ton of steps to see the upper cave, then back down to see the lower cave. Meh. If you've seen caves before this is not much...More

Thank lsely
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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 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.