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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.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average36%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible6%
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“lower cave” (84 reviews)
“mekong river” (107 reviews)
“buddha images” (25 reviews)
Luang Prabang, Ban Pak-Ou 06000, Laos
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Mekong river became famous during the Vietnam war. We were in the Laos portion of the river going to the Pak Ou cave. The scenic ride on the long river boat is the way to go instead of land travel. Upon reaching the Pak...More

Thank GreenThumb331
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did a guided tour that combined the Pak Ou caves and the Kuang Si waterfalls, and it worked out to be a good amount for a day trip. We went to the caves in the morning, which was perfect because it does get a...More

Thank Tracy R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The highlight for me was the cruise down the Mekong River and taking in views of the countryside. The caves itself were a sight to behold and make the effort to climb the extra 200 steps to the top.

Thank Cheryl L
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is about an hours drive from Luang Prabang. I would not recommend this as a primary reason for visiting Luang Prabang and it is quite far, with the last 9 km being a very rough road. If you have a free morning/afternoon with nothing...More

Thank VivaHawaii
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rather disappointed with this sight. The almost 2 hour cruise on the Mekong river was firstly not too scenic. Have expected bigger Buddha statues or some engraved on the walls etc. Actually the 2 caves are filled with Buddha statues (usually small ones and of...More

Thank Kit Chuen T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We rented scooters - it is a nice ride to the cave although the last 10 km along dirt road are bumpy but stunningly beautiful. Long boat across the river was nice but caves themselves a little underwhelming. Cave requested donations immediately after selling ticket...More

Thank Jamie M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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Reviewed 4 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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
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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.