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Address: where the Nam Ou River meets the Mekong | Where the Nam Ou River meets the Mekong, Ban Pak-Ou, Laos
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Full Day Pak Ou Caves by Boat from Luang Prabang
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A long journey to an average attraction

Two hours upstream by boat from Luang Prabang (one hour return with the current) the cave has hundreds of Buddhas left by the faithful. In itself, it has no great 'Wow' factor by... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
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Chippenham, United Kingdom

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Two hours upstream by boat from Luang Prabang (one hour return with the current) the cave has hundreds of Buddhas left by the faithful. In itself, it has no great 'Wow' factor by combined with a laid back half day trip along the Mekong and lunch at one of the restaurants across the river from the caves this is a... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

You go by boat ride, about 2 hrs from Luang Prabang, it is NOT wheel chair accible. The caves are in 2 parts The 1st cave is lower & you climb about 30-40 stairs to reach it. It houses several Bhuddha statues & has a small prayer area, views are great. The 2nd much larger cave is about 60 meters... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

If you dont a Buddhist, dont visit here. It's too small but there're many visitors. I cant go around in the crowd, just stay in line and go step by step.

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Penrith, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

For the locals this cave had special significance. As a tourist destination it is not so interesting.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Visited these caves as part of tour that day. Personally I enjoyed the 4 hrs return boat journey down the magnificent Mekong River. With a stop off for lunch at the restaurant on the other side of the river opposite the caves. We also stopped off at a man made pretend village - which produces rice wine - was very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2015

The river journey is superb; limestone Karst scenery..water buffalo sitting in the river like boulders..and all of rural life along the riverbank. The caves are interesting, but expect a lot of steps and take a torch for the upper cave.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2015

It's nice and impressive for Buddhist to visit a unique cave of abundant Buddha images. For tourists, the more enjoyable part might be the cruise along Mekong River. If you're keen for history, you may find it more interesting.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2015

Our ride up the Mekong from Luang Prabang turned around here. We stopped to view the temple in the caves. There are two: upper and lower. We went to both. We loved the boat ride and I am glad that we stopped to see these temples. It took 15 minutes to get to the upper cave. The steps are irregular... More 

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Regina Beach, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

This is a unique temple with it's cave location along the Mekong River. The boat ride across the Mekong was nice, but the inside of the cave is basically a collection of Buddha statues. It's nice to see if you are in the Louang Prabang area. There are many stairs to climb to enter the cave so if you are... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2014

We visited these caves as part of an organised cruise down the Mekong. Having climbed the stairs from the boat I was expecting much more, in the event it was just a number of dusty Buddha's. Not too interesting.

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