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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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Full Day Pak Ou Caves by Boat from Luang Prabang

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Nice but ride caves not great

We took a private boat stopping at two villages on the way. Both worth a stop. The caves were a little disappointing, the lower one was a bit interesting but the upper one just a... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The upper cave is for people to depot small size Buddha statues that are damaged, which people don't dispose of as it is regarded as bring in bad luck. I would imagine the site would be much more vibrant and lively when locals and people from Luang Prabang hold their annual ceremonies. I agree with many people that a boat... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took a private boat stopping at two villages on the way. Both worth a stop. The caves were a little disappointing, the lower one was a bit interesting but the upper one just a dark cave after quite a steep climb. A couple of little irritations was the number of times we were asked for a donation after having... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Pak Ou Caves are a revered holy site and have been used as such for centuries. Access is from the river and essentially this site consists of a lower cave and and an upper cave which is fairly large. It is a fair climb up to the top where one is greeted by a large cave opening with ancient... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the Nava Mekong boat from Luang Prabang to the caves. This included free coffee or tea and a stop at Ban Xang Hay a local village where locally made cloth items and other items are for sale. The scenery was spectacular all along the way. Passengers have individual tables to sit at and there were two young attentive... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We take around 45 min from the town to pak ou caves . We are enjoy on the way heading to the destination .. we found out beautiful , basic & traditional village . There is two cave u have to go when u arrived pak ou cave . Amazing buddha cave . One of the best place for visit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Make sure you verify that your Kayak guide is taking you to the caves. Our operator got us confused with a pair wanting to white-water kayaking and we had to demand them do the tour we requested - caves are alright the best part is Kayaking down the Mekong with all the boat traffic - really

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Negotiated with a Tuk Tuk driver in Luang Prabang town centre to take the 3 of us to Pak Ou caves and back by road. You can also do this excursion by boat but the road was quicker and we didn't have enough time to do the boat version. The journey takes about an hour. The last 20 minutes is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited as part of the Nava Mekong trip which I considered very good. It's obviously going to be busy as all the tour boats come here but still there seemed to be plenty of room to get photos and soak up the atmosphere. I wondered about the climb to the higher cave and I am very glad I put... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cave itself don't worth to visited, if you like Buddha statues, its ok to come. Tour fee + pickup + boat 65k (if you buy package) + entrance fee 20k + donation (if you need torch light).

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a pleasant trip. We left at 8am and got in the boat and travelled down the Mekong. A great experience in itself. However it was cold on the river and we had to wrap ourselves up in blankets. The caves were ok. They are not too well lit and we're quite crowded with tourist with special awareness problems.... More 

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