Pak Ou Caves: The Caves of Buddha Statues

Besides Kuang Si Waterfalls, Pak Ou Caves is one of the most common destinations that travellers in Luang Prabang visit. We’ve seen photos and videos of Pak Ou Caves and we were so eager to see the caves in person.

There are many ways to go to Pak Ou Caves. One can take a boat, ride a motorbike or rent a car. There are also plenty of tour agents in Luang Prabang that sell half day or full day tours. As independent travellers, we decided to join the public boats.

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The Markets of Luang Prabang

The quiet town of Luang Prabang doesn’t have shopping malls. Locals and foreigners buy food and do shopping at the local markets and shops. The night market and morning market are located nearby each other, at the heart of the town. Our guesthouse is located within walking distance from both markets, so we visited them on a daily basis and loved them!

There are several markets in Luang Prabang. Here are the 3 markets that we visited and loved. And, no, you don’t need a tour for these markets. Just take your own sweet time to explore the markets.
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