Pak Ou Caves is a well known Buddhist site and a place of pilgrimage, having thousands of statues and statuettes, in the traditional Luang Prabang style, mainly of the Buddha.

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Outside the Pak Ou Caves is the impressive sight of a steep cliff falling sharply into the Nam Ou in Pakou.

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PakOu Caves refer to the set of cave system located at the confluence between the Mekong River and Nam Ou River.

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The entrance to the caves is a masterpiece, being as it is situated in a vertical cliff (which confirmed climbers will thoroughly enjoy) in the middle of a luxuriant jungle.

The journey to Pak Ou Caves is much easier now, with a small boat landing and stairs leading up to the caves.

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If you're travelling by boat, there is usually a stop at one of the handicraft villages along the way.

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Pak Ou Caves is far from Luang Prabang around 25km, this cave is not only a special destination with the spirit value but also it has the great historical value. Pak Ou Caves means the caves in front of the river mouth Ou, however it also has other local name is Tam Ting Cave, it means that the caves has thousands of Buddhas.

Inside the Pak Ou Caves has thousands of Buddhas with full enough sizes from the hand size to close a person size. Almost of these status are made by the wooden and are painted by the red and black color, finally they are covered by the sheet gold. Beside that there are some status which are made by the animal horn, pottery…..There are possible over 4000 Buddhist status at here, and they are placed in two caves, among 1500 Buddhist status are placed in Tam Pum Cave, and 2500 Buddhist status are placed in the below cave, the main cave is Tam Tinh Cave. The Buddhist status system at here is very diversified and show many different complexions of Buddha.

Pak Ou Caves has been existed before appearing of Buddhist so that Laos people expressed their respect with this site by sitting the Buddhist status at here, and this thing has been token place for over 600 years so far. The tourist will have a memorable experience once arriving here.

You could also visit Kuang Si Fall which is located nearby Pak Ou Cave, this is one of a very famous falls in Laos. It is very beautiful and special. If you are the tourist who prefer a simple adventure trip is you could go ahead and walk around this place, it is very impressive and worthwhile.

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