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Address: Luang Prabang, Ban Pak-Ou 06000, Laos
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Located 25 km from the city, these caves are filled with Buddha images.

Located 25 km from the city, these caves are filled with Buddha images.

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Much ado about nothing much!

The boat trip to the caves is excellent. Takes an hour plus as we stop at the whisky village ( very disappointing) before reaching the caves. We spent 45 minutes here in 35 deg... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The boat trip to the caves is excellent. Takes an hour plus as we stop at the whisky village ( very disappointing) before reaching the caves. We spent 45 minutes here in 35 deg heat! You pass many small islands, lots of fisher folk and varying landscape. The boat was organised right outside the Belle Rive. For US$25, we got... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I nearly didn't visit the caves because of the mixed reviews but I'm so glad I did! I booked a tour through the Sofitel which was very expensive ($99pp!) but i thought it was worth every penny! We had a private boat which was fab, a 2hour scenic cruise to the caves with a quick stop at a whiskey village... More 

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Thank YorkshireLady86
Brussels
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved a lot the trip with the boat along the Mekong river visiting a village and seeing also some elephant playing in the river. The caves are not very interesting indeed, but the trip on the boat was spectacular!

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Thank Rosario_it
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

if you are taking a long boat on the Mekong, stop here for a break. Short walk to a small natural cut out in the rock wall - where folks place their buddha statuettes. 10 minute walk up about 300 steps to the top - same statuettes but a real, although shallow and short, cave that requires a torch to... More 

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Thank kathmandu91
Glass House Mountains, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To say these caves have a good reputation, I cannot for the life of me see why. There is the upper and lower caves with many Buddha statues inside, but nothing is organised or well kept or interesting. The best part was the view from the upper cave out over the Mekong River and the surrounding countryside. we saw something... More 

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Thank Paulette A
Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

These caves are filled with statues of Buddha in all sizes and materials. A wondrous sight to see. Getting there from Luang Prabang is by boat down the Mekong River. Many of the cruises to the cave serve a light lunch. The boat ride is very enjoyable, with beautiful scenery.

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Thank mikeberlin555
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

The Pak Ou caves cost roughly 20000kips per person per entry for both top and bottom caves.Nothing much on the top cave which you need to rent a torchlight for 5000 kips or perhaps using your own handphone torchlight will be sufficient enough. To reach the top cave required a good stamina and leg power. The bottom cave is where... More 

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed my time. Consider taking a boat from LP, The views from the Mekong are stunning. Worth the climb, the higher cave is pitch black, making the ambiance of the wat very serene. The lower cave's formation is impressive as well. Lots of stairs but worth it

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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

If you are into viewing thousands of Buddhas and plenty of exercise in climbing to see them, this is the place for you!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

One of my favorite places in Luang Prabang. The caves are full of Buddha statues. We went early morning so the crowd was much less. Around 2 hrs by bus and the boat ride is around 15 minutes across the river. Be prepared for a 30 minute climbup the mountain to see these caves. If you don't have a touch... More 

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