Spiritual Buddha cave, Luang Prabang
This is one day trip program traveling out from Luang Prabang city upstream to the North along the majestic Mekong River for approximately 2hours. This is a great add on program for those who would like to observe the lives of locals along this beautiful river.
One Day Trip:
Meal: Lunch included
Embark on a traditional wooden boat upstream for 25kms North of Luang Prabang to visit the mystifying, spiritual and historic site called: Pak U cave, locally called Tham Ting. The caves locate just on the turn where the Nam Ou River and Mekong River meet. The lower cave and the upper cave sit in the limestone cliff are crammed with myriad Buddha statues. Buddha images have been bringing by local people since the early 16th century when the caves were found. Up the river for about five-minutes is Ban Muang Keo to spend sometimes walking around the village to witness slow lao life where kids are planning on the ground together with ducks, dogs, pigs, roosters. You may get to have sip of lao-lao (Lao Whiskey). If time permit, a short stop at Ban Muang Kham specialized in river weed making (seasonality). Return to Luang Prabang by boat, visit Wat Longkhoun, the 18th century pagoda. Another Buddhist temple locates just on the other side of the river in Chomphet village, it once served as a sanctuary for those seeking for spiritual rejuvenation. Begin our short hike to Wat Chomphet passing through villager houses and later to arrive at Ban Xieng Men before crossing the river by boat back to mainland.