Pak Ou caves are two caves that are found inside the vertical limestone cliffs opposite Pak Ou village.
For a couple of thousand years they have been an important place of worship.
At the beginning people used to worship
the river spirit and gods, and when Buddhism spread into Laos they simply shifted god, filled the caves with buddha images and statues, and went on worshipping there. They are located across the river from Pak Ou village - or else about 25 km north of Luang Prabang
It's called the jar makers village and it lies about 30 minutes from Luang Prabang. However, more than jars, people here produce the delicious Lao-Lao rice liqueur. The distillery is under the first hut on the right, at the entrance of the village.
here you can find a cluster of huts and wooden houses, and a brick one: the pharmacy - although I did not see much that it could sell. There's also a school: a floor, a roof, a few benches and no walls or desks. et the kids seemed very happy (and the teachers very bored)
I was fascinated by the fishermen who waded into the Nam Khan to fish or fished off small boats in the Mekong. How come it's so relaxing to watch other people do all the work?
Sadly Laos is one of the most bombed and land mined countries in the world having been blanket bombed by the Americans during the Vietnam War. Remains of these sad times can be found around town.
OK. it's not really off the beaten track, but as you wander around you will see some wonderful river views and river activity. The rivers and the wats are what really make Luang Prabang special.
OK, I know I am just being weird here but I was quite fascinated by monks' washing lines. Just the fact that everything was orange.
I love to sit and watch sunset it made me feel relax and often that sunset come with the breeze wind
It is a good idea to cross the Mekong to see the opposite site of Luang Prabang and there are also some Wat's to see ...