Well worth a visit, and we can arrange for a boat trip (or by bicycle, for the really energetic) or can spend the night at nearby and excellent Kamu Lodge.
Katie, Original Traveller
Some 15 miles upriver from Luang Prabang are the Pak Ou caves, situated at the confluence of the Ou and Mekong rivers.
Flight from London
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.