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Pak Ou Caves

Luang Prabang, Ban Pak-Ou 06000, Laos
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Full Day Pak Ou Caves by Boat from Luang Prabang
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Located 25 km from the city, these caves are filled with Buddha images.
  • Excellent16%
  • Very good29%
  • Average36%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible6%
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“lower cave” (83 reviews)
“mekong river” (104 reviews)
“buddha images” (25 reviews)
Luang Prabang, Ban Pak-Ou 06000, Laos
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The journey might be more worth than the caves themselves. I went by bike myself. Don't know if you want to spend the 400,000 kip of the boat trip on the Mekong. They rent torches at the upper cave. Bring your own.

Thank pioletdefusta
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This trip entailed a cruise up the Mekong and took just over 2 hours to get there and about half that time getting back to Luang Prabang. The cruise alone was worth the trip as my guide was very informative on the scenary you see...More

Thank Paul P
Reviewed 4 days ago

While this is rather a tourist attraction nevertheless it is a wonder to see. The lower and larger(?) cave is packed with images/statues of Buddha, and quite magnificent. The smaller(?) upper cave, that seemed to attract far fewer visitors (it is up several hundred steps)...More

Thank AllanRosemary
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Pak Ou caves itself was not that fascinating; but the highlight was the slow long boat journey along the Mekong river was cool and relaxing to the caves. The trip took 2 hours with a brief stop at a home-made distillery making Lao exotic rice...More

Thank PS C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have given this 1 star because of the very pleasant and gentle boat ride of 2 hours to the caves and 1 hour return. The trip is expensive and the caves are a huge disappointment. A total waste of money.

Thank Oldmistal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Buddhas in the caves were great, and if you wander past the homebrew demonstration and then the temple, you might find a weaver working on a loom. I got some non-factory (finally) scarves from her at of course a great price. The boat ride...More

Thank vas2fl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pak Ou is about 50mins to an hour drive from Luang Prabang using a typical Tuktuk truck. You are driven to a small port where you pay LAK10,000 for a boat to cross you over to the caves and back. At the caves, you pay...More

Thank beachedmermaid
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

PakOu cave, Situated upstream from the #Mekong, at about 20 miles from #LuangPrabang, and is at the confluence of the two rivers such as #NamOu and Mekong rivers. You may access here by boat, Taxi or Tuk Tuk. By boat, It will take you almost...More

Thank Lao Horizons Tr... S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pak Ou Cave is one of the most popular places in Luang Prabang. It got many recommendations from tourists. But to me, it’s not really interesting & worth. It took nearly 2 hours to get there from the center. When reaching the cave, we can...More

Thank Ha_MaiNgoc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Pak Ou Caves on a hotel-organised afternoon private trip. 4 of us plus guide and boatman in a huge longboat! There is so much to see along the river as you cruise from Luang Prabang to Pak Ou Caves and we stopped twice...More

Thank Bunkshyde
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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.