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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Pak Ou Caves

Pak Ou Caves
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Private Luang Prabang Tour Including Pak Ou Cave and Nam Ou River Cruise
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Owner description: Located 25 km from the city, these caves are filled with Buddha images.
Auckland, New Zealand
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“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2013

Beautiful caves to see with amazing scenery all around,

I wouldnt specifically travel to the caves to see them however very well worth doing if you are passing a long.

I good option is to do a day trip Kayaking down the river and see them a long the way, other means can be rather pricey.

Visited June 2013
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Sunset Strip
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Cliff side refuge”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2013

These are amazing caves set into the cliff on the Mekong. The lower caves are full of statues of Buddhist and Hindu images - some dating back hundreds of years. We were lucky enough to be present when locals were making offerings and the chanting was sublime.

Visited July 2013
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Kawasaki, Japan
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“Very spiritual experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2013

I went here with a friend and we were impressed more by the view looking out from one of the caves overlooking the Mekong rather than inside of it. As it suggests in guidebooks, there are just so many buddhist statues inside the cave and it gives you a spiritual atmosphere ( no, not suggesting anything religious here! ). There's a path to the left that leads to another cave which has nothing much to look inside.
Although there's no admission inside the caves, you have to pay a fee to get across the river, which is the only way to access the caves.

Tips:
Don't forget to bring a flashlight if you are going to check out the cave to the left. Of course, you can rent one for a fee.

Visited December 2012
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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“Kayak there...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2013

....because they are a bit dull on their own, quite frankly. And take a torch. Because they are extremely dark.

Visited July 2013
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Adelaide, Australia
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“Interesting and very spiritual”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

This was a welcome relief from a full day tour down the Mekong. A massive stone karst rises from the river, its side devoid of vegetation, crowned in glory upon it's peak. Up a couple of slippery stone steps you are greeted by thousands of statues staring down at you. Turn around and the views are enough to blow you away.
One very interesting part is the fact that on the rocks facing the river, you can see the water level of the Mekong during times of flood, blew my mind to see how high it got during '68.

Visited August 2013
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