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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.
  • Excellent15%
  • Very good30%
  • Average36%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible6%
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“lower cave” (90 reviews)
“mekong river” (115 reviews)
“buddha images” (25 reviews)
Luang Prabang, Ban Pak-Ou 06000, Laos
+856 20 56 110 220
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Reviewed 5 days 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank wendelane
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

During our trip to SE Asia this was the only all day long rainy day, it turned out perfect as we spent a very pleasant boat ride up the Mekong river, the boat was perfect to be protected from the rain. The two hour ride...More

Thank Ikemx
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were on a group tour, this was a boat cruise up to mekong from Language Prabang. We were told there's approx. 4000 Buddhas between the two caves. Go up to the top one if you can manage it, it's a bit different. Apparently leaving...More

Thank Charles_and_Susan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this cave as part of the boat ride to Louang Prabang. There are 2 caves here, the lower cave and the upper cave. The lower cave is a partially open cave and it just takes a few steps to reach. You can find lots...More

Thank Chun Yin L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited both caves at Pak Ou, and one of us was strongly of the opinion that the second one, at 228 steps above river level was definitely not worth the effort. The cave is unlit, and visited with a torch (one for the 3...More

Thank MartinWJohnson
Reviewed 5 weeks 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 October 11, 2017 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

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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.