Some 15 miles upriver from Luang Prabang are the Pak Ou caves, situated at the confluence of the Ou and Mekong rivers.

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Key Stats

Flight from London London

11:00 hrs

Time Difference

GMT +7 hrs

Here, thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues are crammed into two caves carved out of a towering limestone cliff. The images of Buddha range in size from a few centimetres to lifesize, and have been placed here over the centuries by devotees, turning the caves into glittering shrines.

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Where to stay

Amantaka

Amantaka

Amantaka was designed and renovated by renowned architect Pascal Trahan from 15 French colonial buildings dating from the early 1900's.

3 Nagas

3 Nagas

Housed in three UNESCO World Heritage site buildings, it’s surprising the 3 Nagas hotel was ever allowed, but great for guests that it was.

Kamu Lodge

Kamu Lodge

An eco-resort on the banks of the Mekong, with accommodation in luxurious safari-style tents with comfortable beds, solar-powered hot water, electricity, and private bathrooms.

Pool with a view

Belmond La Residence Phou Vao

Laos’ first full luxury spa hotel, La Residence Phou Vao has a peaceful location just outside the city of Luang Prabang.

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