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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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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 February 28, 2017

Took a two hour upstream boat ride on the Mekong river to reach the caves. In fact there are two caves to visit, Tham Ting, the lower cave and Tham Theung, the upper cave. Pak Ou means mouth of the Ou river. The caves are...More

Thank GAN L
Reviewed February 26, 2017

Glad this was included in our cruise down the Mekong....wouldn't waste the time or money paying for the half day tour. Enough said!

Thank Mad-Mik W
Reviewed February 24, 2017

Its a bit of a slog up the steps to this cave - but worth seeing the 1000's of Buddhas. However its an even harder slog up to the second cave and Id suggest not worth it if you are already tired. The second cave...More

Thank Gillianlesleywhite
Reviewed February 17, 2017 via mobile

You have to take a boat for two hours just to look at a bunch of Buddha sculptures in a cave. Then you boat another hour and a half back. It's cool to see, but not worth the time it takes to get there.

Thank jensekat
Reviewed February 16, 2017 via mobile

Had so much fun here! A longer than expected boat ride (about 2-hours) but so worth it. Explored both caves and great pictures to be had. Wear comfortable shoes, a ton of steps up and down. If you can time the visit when less boats...More

Thank jmdeans
Reviewed February 15, 2017

We hired a boat - 500,000 (£50) for the four and a half hour round trip. There were three of us. The boat could have held a dozen. Our driver was very sweet. We stopped at The Whisky Village - another opportunity to buy scarves!...More

Thank Roland D
Reviewed February 14, 2017

Save time and money and go see the wonderful Kuang Si Falls instead. Got here by a scooter from Luang Prabang ( a 50 minute ride ) and my main conclusion about this attraction that it's a very average spot that charges you for about...More

Thank Noam76
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Jan 26 On the second day of the "slowboat" Mekong cruise we visited the Pak Ou Caves. This cave is easily visible from the river. There are several boats tied to a rickety "pier" of plastic container pontoons and poorly-maintained wood planks. It is best...More

Thank alohatripper
Reviewed February 12, 2017

These two caves are filled with thousands of Buddha statues in all shapes and sizes made of many different materials (although the majority appear to be lacquered wood). The caves are located on the Mekong River about two hours by boat from Luang Prabang. We...More

2  Thank Davis F
Reviewed February 10, 2017 via mobile

I learned that Viator, a subsidiary of TripAdvisor charges more than double what the same tour companies charge for the same tour. This happened with the Elephant Village tour and is happening with the Pak Ou Cave tour. The obfuscate by changing the description online...More

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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.