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Pak Ou Caves

Luang Prabang, Ban Pak-Ou 06000, Laos
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Full Day Pak Ou Caves by Boat from Luang Prabang
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Located 25 km from the city, these caves are filled with Buddha images.
  • Excellent16%
  • Very good30%
  • Average35%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible6%
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“lower cave” (85 reviews)
“mekong river” (109 reviews)
“buddha images” (25 reviews)
Luang Prabang, Ban Pak-Ou 06000, Laos
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Reviewed yesterday

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 5 days 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank saint6464
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we have a good experience on Pak Ou Cruise on the Mekong River and Luang Prabang so beautiful province for visit and hollyday

Thank B2633XFinfo
Reviewed August 19, 2017

The Mekong river became famous during the Vietnam war. We were in the Laos portion of the river going to the Pak Ou cave. The scenic ride on the long river boat is the way to go instead of land travel. Upon reaching the Pak...More

Thank GreenThumb331
Reviewed August 13, 2017

We did a guided tour that combined the Pak Ou caves and the Kuang Si waterfalls, and it worked out to be a good amount for a day trip. We went to the caves in the morning, which was perfect because it does get a...More

Thank Tracy R
Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

The highlight for me was the cruise down the Mekong River and taking in views of the countryside. The caves itself were a sight to behold and make the effort to climb the extra 200 steps to the top.

Thank Cheryl L
Reviewed August 8, 2017

This is about an hours drive from Luang Prabang. I would not recommend this as a primary reason for visiting Luang Prabang and it is quite far, with the last 9 km being a very rough road. If you have a free morning/afternoon with nothing...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.