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Pak Ou Caves & Whisky Village

A trip to Lunag Prabang is not really complete unless you take a half-day tour out to the very impressive Pak Ou Caves which lie on the banks of the Mekong River, 25 kilometres from town. The caves are one of the most respected holy sites in Laos and are home to over 4,000 icons of Buddha that you will see all over the cave system.

This day trip is well worth it, as not only you get to see the very interesting caves but as part of the trip you get to enjoy a wonderful boat trip up the river. As an additional add-on you will also pause at the nearby Whisky Village, where they make and distil their very own fire water.

Whisky Village

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.

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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.

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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.

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