Pak Ou Caves, 25 km north of Luang Prabang, have a history dating back thousands of years. Packed with over 4,000 Buddha icons, the caves are set in a dramatic limestone cliff at the point where the Mekong joins the Nam Ou River.

Near Pak Ou (mouth of the Ou river) the Tham Ting (lower cave) and the Tham Theung (upper cave) are caves overlooking the Mekong river. They are a group of two caves on the west side of the Mekong river, about two hours upstream from the centre of Luang Prabang, and are frequently visited by tourists.There are reasonably light and open so you are able to take photographs with ease and without flash with a reasonable camera. Hudreds of discarded Buddah images are displayed within the area, but it is not that big, and if there are tour groups around it could get overcrowded…

From the lower cave to the cave on about 200 stairs with thousands of Buddha statues, some intact, some chipped. There are very large Buddha statues, and there are also very small Buddha statues scattered inside the cave.