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Too far by boat. Nothing much to see except dusty assorted Buddha statues. Many look new. Its of neither historical or religious or scenic significance. Crowded small area. Rickety steps. Almost unsafe for kids and older people.
A long but serene boat ride brings you to the confluence of two rivers, three amazing mountains and these wonderful caves. The lower cave is a moderate climb, while the upper cave is a more strenuous set of steps. Each afford a unique array of...More
Everytime I am in the area I will hire a boat and enjoy the relaxing trip up the Mekong to visit Pak Ou, it's always a spiritual experience.
A stop in Xang Hai or the village across from the caves can be interesting, especially if...More
Two small caves also used as shrines above Mekong river , accessible only by boat . Quite small caves with Buddha statues inside , quiet neglected, wouldn’t go there specially. Admission 6 USDLRS for boat and entrance.
It took ages to get here by long boat on the Mekong, the views were nice, the river muddy and I wondered when our skipper was going to run aground, but thankfully he knew the waters and all was fine.. you would not want to...More
Visited this cave as part of the boat ride to Louang Prabang. There are 2 caves here, the lower cave and the upper cave. The lower cave is a partially open cave and it just takes a few steps to reach. You can find lots...More
This takes about 2 hours to get to by boat from Luang Prabang. The boat trip along the Mekong is excellent. The views are outstanding & it is very peaceful on the river & probably a bit cooler than what it is in town. It...More