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Where the Nam Ou River Meets the Mekong | Where the Nam Ou River meets the Mekong, Ban Pak-Ou 0603, Laos
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Reviewed April 21, 2018

Lots of Buddhas to see and lots of steps to climb. Interesting to see the two rivers meet as the Mekong is a sandy colour and the nam ou river is darker.

Thank MMGAM
Reviewed April 16, 2018

A long but serene boat ride brings you to the confluence of two rivers, three amazing mountains and these wonderful caves. The lower cave is a moderate climb, while the upper cave is a more strenuous set of steps. Each afford a unique array of...More

Thank Paul J
Reviewed March 28, 2018

Everytime I am in the area I will hire a boat and enjoy the relaxing trip up the Mekong to visit Pak Ou, it's always a spiritual experience. A stop in Xang Hai or the village across from the caves can be interesting, especially if...More

Thank SiggiWorld
Reviewed January 2, 2018 via mobile

Two small caves also used as shrines above Mekong river , accessible only by boat . Quite small caves with Buddha statues inside , quiet neglected, wouldn’t go there specially. Admission 6 USDLRS for boat and entrance.

Thank Gidons51
Reviewed November 30, 2017

Chartered our own boat to Pak Ou from LP town. Managed to avoid the touristy crowd. But the caves didn't wow us.

Thank Christina C
Reviewed November 11, 2017

It took ages to get here by long boat on the Mekong, the views were nice, the river muddy and I wondered when our skipper was going to run aground, but thankfully he knew the waters and all was fine.. you would not want to...More

Thank Baby-Babble
Reviewed October 20, 2017 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 September 26, 2017 via mobile

Worth the trip up the Mekong to see you recommend if you have time. Try and avoid days with hoards of tourists, but crown!

Thank KellieSpark
Reviewed February 25, 2017 via mobile

This takes about 2 hours to get to by boat from Luang Prabang. The boat trip along the Mekong is excellent. The views are outstanding & it is very peaceful on the river & probably a bit cooler than what it is in town. It...More

1  Thank 5035Michael
Reviewed February 18, 2017

My wife and I visited these caves during our nine-day trip to Luang Prabang in February 2017; there is an entrance charge of 20,000 KIP. The site does include two caverns that are replete with many hundreds of different statues of the Lord Buddha. The...More

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