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A place of mystical. Once got here you feel that you enter the land of nagas that only exist in story. Great Mekong river ride. Just a small set back that lots of children running around asking you to buy stuff.. great place overall
The boat trip was wonderfull. I highly recommend to do a trip on the mekong river.
The caves are small and therefore a bit dissapointing. The entrance fee amounts to 20k/person. However additional donations are asked and various local try to sell/beg.
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This place is usually bundled with the Mekong River boat ride. It was built since 300 years ago with about 4,000 Buddha statues where the locals do meditation and prayers here. There are two caves (both are not too big) which another cave is located...More
This was a great day out, you take a ride on the Mekong River. There is also a Villiage called Ban Xang Khong you can stop along the way, it’s a small weaving Villiage. The caves have two levels the first is easy, the second...More
If you miss the public boat transport to Pak Ou at 8:30 am, you have a large offer of smaller boats with 6 or more seats. Contracting one of these small and quick boats (2 couples for 35$US) we arrived at the caves after a...More
Caves were part of a full day tour but you can get boats and lots of tour operators to take you separately from Luang Prabang. Takes around 2 hours up River from Luang Prabang but nice way to see surrounding countryside and mountains. Boats arrive...More
We booked locally with a travel shop, paid 450 kip ($50) and was picked up at hotel, to boat. Lovely trip about an hour to the caves. We did not stay long at the caves, long climb, deep dark caves filled with many types of...More
Boat ride there was great, I enjoyed it a lot even though it started raining when we were coming back. Very nice views.
Tip: for the basic boat ride, you can go to the boat ticket counter (opposite saffron coffee) directly to get a ticket...More
The caves I would describe as average and being a bit arthritic I only went inside the lower cave as my knees would not make it uo the steps to the 2nd cave. The 3,000 Buddhas inside the cave are quite impressive.
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The Pak Au Caves were interesting, but the ride down the Mekong River for two hours to get there was more of a highlight. We really enjoyed the river cruise. The caves themselves are pretty cool. Glad we did once but won't do again. Next...More
Response from Shuddho G | Reviewed this property |
I suggest you book with any of the travel agents on Khem Khong (riverside road) directly,that way you can bargain and get a better rate.Have breakfast a little early then head for Pak Ou Caves,dont miss the confluence of Nam... More
I suggest you book with any of the travel agents on Khem Khong (riverside road) directly,that way you can bargain and get a better rate.Have breakfast a little early then head for Pak Ou Caves,dont miss the confluence of Nam Ou & Mekong then comes Whiskey Village.After you come back to LP can proceed to Kuang Si Falls where you can have lunch.
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
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 couple of steps will allow you to see even more. also we saw elephants bathing in the river on the opposite bank to the caves. Can't garentee that but the trip up the river is worth it anyway.
Both caves are fine as long as you are fit & able. If aged, the stairs maybe too much for some. Attire... casual comfortable clothing with good footwear due to getting in & off boat and stairs. Out of respect as this is a... More
Both caves are fine as long as you are fit & able. If aged, the stairs maybe too much for some. Attire... casual comfortable clothing with good footwear due to getting in & off boat and stairs. Out of respect as this is a place of worship it is still suggested to cover clothing to your knees. Great trip & the boat ride also wonderful along the way is s fascinating insight into Laos life. Go with a guide if you can as you learn so much more along the way & the history of the caves then has so much more meaning as well. Enjoy, we did😊