The village is a touch touristy, as it is the standard stop-off for people going to the Pak Ou Caves, but it is fun and well worth visiting. The village sells all the normal things that you would expect, from scarves and some local handmade goods, but the main draw is watching them distill the whisky, the same way that they always have done. You are able to sample the different types and strengths of whiskey and can also pick up a small memento for very little money.
Pak Ou Caves
There are two caves which you can visit at Pak Ou. The bottom cave, called Tham Ting, which everyone visits and the top cave, called Tham Theung, which is visited by probably only 20%, as most tourists don’t exert themselves to walk up the extra few steps. We of course recommend you to visit both as, if you have made it this far, then why not! Most people prefer the top cave as there are less visitors and it holds some hidden surprises.
Nam Ou River
A boat trip up the magnificent and magical Nam Ou River is a perfect way to enjoy a fabulous few days on a See Asia Differently holiday to Laos. Sit back, relax and watch the world go by. You will pass huge towering limestone mountains, fascinating riverside villages and incredible wildlife. A boat trip on the Nam Ou River is a Laos highlight that everyone visiting Laos should enjoy.
Towns & Cities in Laos
Laos has no shortage of captivating destination to visit on your holiday. Refer to our Towns & cities guide to plan the perfect trip.
Our Favourite Hotels in Laos
There are so many beautiful hotels to choose from in Laos. So we have selected a few of our most favourite and characterful hotels; giving you a taste of what you can expect.