Thursday, 14 September 2017

#Travel: [Day 6] Laos march 2017 - Pak Ou Cave of Luang Prabang - Best Sunset at Mekong River @ Luang Prabang, Laos

Sabaidee!!!

It's our 6th day here at Luang Prabang and it's gonna be a days filled with activites! We started off the day with giving offering to monks early in the morning at 6am. Again, if you would like to give some offerings when you're here, you can also do so by some of them from the locals here.






After giving offerings, we went back to our hotel for our breakfast and head out straight to Pak Ou Cave visit. We bought our tickets here at this location in the picture below.





Here's the boat taxis getting ready for boarding








Wine/Whisky village where it's one of the stop on the way to Pak Ou cave. You can find locally made wines and whisky here. We bought a bottle of White Sticky rice Whisky. Havent got the chance to taste it yet thought :)








Finally we arrive after approximately 30 minutes boat ride



Pak Ou cave is one of the most respected holy sites in Lao. Pak Ou cave have a history dating back thousands of years. This caves is packed with over 4000 Buddha icons, a shrine to the river spirit, and Lord Buddha,  are set in a dramatic limestone cliff at the point where Nam Ou joints the Mekong River. At this place, there are 2 different caves to visit namely Tham thing ( the lower one) and Tham Theung ( the higher one). 


Remember to bring a torch light when you visit! It's really really dark inside.

One of the most respected holy sites in Lao; Pak Ou Caves have a history dating back thousands of years. Packed with over 4,000 Buddha icons, the caves, a shrine to the river spirit and Lord Buddha, are set in a dramatic limestone cliff at the point where the Mekong joins the Nam Ou River. There are two caves to visit, the lower cave called Tham Ting and the upper cave Tham Theung, both boasting miniature Buddhist figures that are mostly made from wood. Read more at: http://www.visit-laos.com/luang-prabang/pak-ou-caves.htm?cid=ch:OTH:001 Read more at: http://www.visit-laos.com/luang-prabang/pak-ou-caves.htm?cid=ch:OTH:001

Read more at: http://www.visit-laos.com/luang-prabang/pak-ou-caves.htm?cid=ch:OTH:001
One of the most respected holy sites in Lao; Pak Ou Caves have a history dating back thousands of years. Packed with over 4,000 Buddha icons, the caves, a shrine to the river spirit and Lord Buddha, are set in a dramatic limestone cliff at the point where the Mekong joins the Nam Ou River. There are two caves to visit, the lower cave called Tham Ting and the upper cave Tham Theung, both boasting miniature Buddhist figures that are mostly made from wood. Read more at: http://www.visit-laos.com/luang-prabang/pak-ou-caves.htm?cid=ch:OTH:001 Read more at: http://www.visit-laos.com/luang-prabang/pak-ou-caves.htm?cid=ch:OTH:001

Read more at: http://www.visit-laos.com/luang-prabang/pak-ou-caves.htm?cid=ch:OTH:001






Later in the afternoon, we are back to Luang Prabang town and we decided to have lunch here at this Tamarind Tree Restaurant Mekong


This is a great place if you're looking to try out some local dishes with it's price being very reasonable. What's even better is that, you're dining by the famous Mekong River :)




Here's our lunch!


This local delicacy is one of my favorite during lunch best eaten with sticky rice.


After lunch, we did some walk around at the town visiting some temples around





On a side note, after some research and looking around, we realised that this money exchange has one of the best rate here at Luang Prabang! (HAHA!) So, those of you who's looking for currency exchange, this would be it.


Local ice creams which surprisingly delicious!


Here's one of the MUST VISIT place here at Luang Prabang which is the Phu Si Mountain which is located in the center of Luang Prabang town. It is said and recommended by many that here has arguably one of the best sunset in South East Asia! There are a small entrance fee of 20,000 Kip that you'll need to pay and also bring a long a pair of shoe for easier climb up the mountain. There are steps made for the climb so worry not, it would not be a difficult one to get to the top to enjoy the view :)


Remember to be here early to get yourself a great spot to enjoy the sun set :)





Sunset by Mekong River



It's time for dinner and we accidentally stumbled upon this romantic looking restaurant which makes up curious of what they serve and the price of course. It turns out to be a BBQ Steamboat restaurant! We decided to try it after looking through the menu :)






Here are some sides that goes together with your BBQ meats



Meats here are fresh and it's cooked with charcoal which makes it more fragrant (Garing in Malaysian terms =P)




My verdict, this place worth the try! It has a very similar concept to Barbeque Plaza back home in Malaysia. However, great place to chill with your friends and family with affordable price! This can be one of the secret gems of Luang Prabang. 

This marks the end of my Luang Prabang, Laos trip this time round! Looking forward to my next trip! Stay tune for my next trip :)  Do drop me an email at "liew_yanwei_05@hotmail.com" and I will give you more information to the best that I can :)

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