A Boat Trip to Pak Ou Caves (Tham Ting)

About two hours by boat from Luang Prabang along the Mekong River up to the north, Pak Ou Caves or Tham Ting Caves are located on the left bank of the Mekong and the mouth of the Nam-Ou. There are two caves in the lower part of a limestone cliff
facing the river.

Approaching to the caves

Approaching to the caves

Stairs to enter

The lower cave, known as Tham Ting, is a well known Buddhist site and a place of pilgrimage, with thousands of statues and statuettes, in the traditional Luang Prabang style. It is entered from the river by a series of steps. Admission fee 20,000 kips.
Statuettes

Statuettes

More and More

More and More

Looking down

Looking down

Nicked Buddha Face

Nicked Buddha Face

Look over to the Pak Ou Village

Look over to the Pak Ou Village

Stairs connected a second, deeper cave known as Tham Phum, which requires a flashlight for viewing inside the cave. 

Tham Phum

Tham Phum

I took a slow boat to there. But if you would love to try something in challenge, you may take a speed boat, a quicker boat, which is risky and more suited to the Indiana Jones type!

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3 Responses to A Boat Trip to Pak Ou Caves (Tham Ting)

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