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Pak Ou Caves

Ban Pak-Ou 06000, Laos
+856 20 56 110 220
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Half-Day Lunch Cruise to the Pak Ou Caves from Luang Prabang
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Full Day Pak Ou Caves by Boat from Luang Prabang
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Pak Ou Caves and Kuang Si Fall Day Tour
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Located 25 km from the city, these caves are filled with Buddha images.
  • Excellent15%
  • Very good30%
  • Average37%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible6%
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“lower cave” (94 reviews)
“mekong river” (128 reviews)
“private boat” (21 reviews)
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Ban Pak-Ou 06000, Laos
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+856 20 56 110 220
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"lower cave"
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"mekong river"
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"private boat"
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"buddha images"
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"worth the effort"
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"worth the climb"
in 13 reviews
"steep steps"
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"nice trip"
in 12 reviews
"rainy season"
in 10 reviews
"boat tour"
in 9 reviews
"weaving village"
in 8 reviews
"rice"
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"main cave"
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"ban xang hai"
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"rye whiskey"
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"torch"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I’m so happy that I had a chance to check out these caves! Despite reading a bunch of literature I still don’t know why this site in particular was chosen for all the Buddha’s but it’s definitely something to check out. The boat ride is...More

Thank BlueMagnolia84
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This cave was part of a longer visit via boat, with stops along the Mekong. Supposedly, there are at least 1,000 buddha images here which have been left by locals. The lower cave is reached by climbing concrete steps where one sees many buddhas set...More

Thank mwcw
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thankfully we did this as part of a day trip. The only time you need here is to walk up/down the really STEEP steps, look around the 2 caves (lower/upper) where there are apparently over 4,000 statues of Buddha. The statues are very old and...More

Thank blairabroad2012
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The boat ride was enjoyable. The whiskey stop was informative and pretty cool. They had a bucket of scorpions they were playing with! They put them in the bottles! The caves were pretty and the upper cave was a lot better than the lower cave....More

Thank Gregoy S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were with OAT and took a Mekong cruise that included lunch, It was lovely. Enjoyed watching all that passed by, including the farming, water buffalo, elephants, pretty villages, whisky village, and the caves. These caves are fascinating with hundreds of statues. Worth exploring, pretty...More

Thank Tinnesz
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a boat from Luang Prabang and the journey upstream took 3 hours. It was pleasant to cruise gently and take in the breathtaking views and observe daily life on the banks of the river. At the time of our visit, the Chinese were...More

Thank zenu
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely enjoyed the boat ride with commentary on activities along the river. Stopped on way back at island community to try rice whiskey...yes I bought some... Some lovely material some quite expensive but you an bargain and definitely should. The caves are on two levels....More

Thank Philippo A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The second stop on the Mekong morning cruise. Two caves, both involve a bit if a climb. However these were significant places of worship from ancient times and were visited by the Lao king annually up until 1975. Good photo opportunity.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't want to book a tour with included lunch so I bought a boat only ticket @ 65000 Kip from the office beside the Mekong near Saffron cafe. The office opens at 08.00 & the boats depart at 08.30. Only 6 passengers in each...More

Thank IslandMichele007
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have some time to spare in Luang Prabang it is interesting to organize a half day trip to the Pak Ou caves by boat. It will take you 2 hours to reach the caves and 1 hour only to come back due to...More

Thank Rickyfox47
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zenu
17 December 2017|
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Response from Charles_and_Susan | Reviewed this property |
hi, there are quite a few steps up to the cave itself and they were a bit slippery when we were there. even so I wouldn't miss going to the caves. you can see inside a bit from the landing place, well worth it, and maybe a... More
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Sdgopal
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.
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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.
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