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Pak Ou Caves

Luang Prabang, Ban Pak-Ou 06000, Laos
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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 2 July 2016

A must see. You will reach these caves after a 2hr Scenic boat ride on Mekong River, there are 2 caves one lower and smaller, you walk about 30-40 steps from the river bank it is full of Buddha figures several hundred years old. Then...More

Thank Kazi A
Reviewed 29 June 2016

The cave is located on the area where Mae Khong River met Ou River in Loa called Pak Ou.Many tourists came to visit by boats.The Cave divided two levels as a lower cave and the upper cave.Inside the cave,there are many Buddha statues which made...More

Thank Korokoso
Reviewed 29 June 2016

As many other reviewers already mentioned, the cave is nothing special. Just a rather small cave with buddha statues in it. We climbed up the steps to another cave (lady selling flashlights in front of it) which is even more underwhelming. We went there by...More

Thank paisam
Reviewed 28 June 2016

We took a tour to visit the caves by kayak, we had a great time, stunning views, the cave is not as big as you may think, but the experience is amazing!

Thank cfb200588
Reviewed 18 June 2016

The caves can be reached by road and a short boat ride or by boat along the Mekong from Luang Prabang. There are two caves, the higher one reached by a steep climb, 2 hundred steps up the mountain. They have long been a very...More

Thank Joe M
Reviewed 17 June 2016

I took the boat to the caves - the boat trip was about one hour with a short stop in a small village to buy some handcrafts and other local products. The caves are nice but not very big and compare to other places in...More

Thank Tobias R
Reviewed 4 June 2016

The caves were horrible, nothing special. The only good thing was the boat ride on the Mekong river which was beautiful but without any explanation.

1  Thank BirgM
Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

Somewhat disappointing and uneventful. The caves themselves have a rich history, but have become a trap where everything is charged and requests for tips all over. 20000 to enter the cave area. 13000 for the boat trip across the Mekong to get there. Prepare to...More

1  Thank larkanw
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Basically the title of the review sums it up. Not a very interesting cave with many Buddha figures, wooden, stone and plaster inside. Out guide told me that many were moved there during the Vietnam war for safety. What I did enjoy was kayaking to...More

Thank Tzewen
Reviewed 16 May 2016

When in Luang Prabang, every other tour office and tuktuk driver offers trips to Pak Ou cave. Often combined with obligatory and touristy visits to the local whiskey village (selling bottles of alcohol with dead snakes and scorpions..) or a trip to an elephant camp,...More

Thank Sanne v
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5 February 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
25 January 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.