The Pak Ou Caves - Luang Prabang

The Pak Ou Caves

Delve into
the mystical depths
of Pak Ou Caves.

The Pak Ou are two caves located on the banks of the Mekong River. The caves are home to hundreds of Buddha statues, which have been placed there by local people.

The caves are known as Tham Ting (lower cave) and Tham Theung (upper cave).

The Buddha statues in the caves are made of a variety of materials, including wood, stone, and metal. They are of different sizes and styles, and they represent a variety of Buddhist traditions.

The Pak Ou Caves are a popular tourist destination, and they can be reached by boat from Luang Prabang. The boat ride takes about two hours upstream , and it provides a beautiful view of the Mekong River.

Here are some tips for visiting the Pak Ou Caves:
• The best time to visit is early in the morning or late in the afternoon, when the weather is cooler and there are fewer crowds.
• Wear comfortable shoes, as you'll be doing some walking up the steps.
• Be respectful of the religious significance of the site.
• The Pak Ou Caves are a unique and fascinating place to visit.
• They offer a glimpse into the rich religious and cultural history of Laos.

Location: about 29 kilometers north of Luang Prabang.