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Located 25 km from the city, these caves are filled with Buddha images.
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Near Pak Ou the Tham Ting, Ban Pak-Ou 0603, Laos
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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

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank darmakhairiree
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

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. There are better...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Michaelvdv1234
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Kai_Wah
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank walkasone
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank elefantedaindia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank VinnieLondon_SE2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Ching S
Reviewed 12 September 2019

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

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Fixingyellowcars
Reviewed 11 September 2019

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. What made this...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank GeorgeSeator
Reviewed 29 August 2019

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

Date of experience: August 2019
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MamaT23
7 February 2019|
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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
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zenu
17 December 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
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Sdgopal
5 February 2017|
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Response from Sharmie8 | Reviewed this property |
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
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