Cruise to the Pak Ou Caves

Take a cruise up the Mekong River. Mountains and cliffs tower over the water, their distinct shapes providing a soothing image. 

Along the banks a succession of local scenes are played out. Fishermen elegantly cast their nets, locals expertly paddle through the shallows, wooden villages are raised on stilts above the water, and children wave hello as you cruise past.

Nestled at the foot of immense limestone cliffs, the Pak Ou Caves hold a glimmering secret. Thousands, yes thousands, of Buddhas can be found inside, each of them lacquered in gold, filling the caves with a deep felt spirituality. 

Some are tiny and barely bigger than your finger. Others are huge, life size sculptures that evoke emotion and linger long in the memory. And with a local guide you can discover what this place is really all about.

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