Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside the Pak Ou Cave

Statue Silhouettes Inside Pak Ou Cave


Pak Ou cave is located upstream from Luang Prabang on the Mekong River in Laos. A two hour leisurely boat ride beside picturesque villages and lush greenery ends at the strange cave. The cave is not that extensive or impressive, but what is inside is worth the trip. Thousands of Buddha sculptures cover the inside of the cave left by worshipers.  Each statue is unique and reflects the many positions of Buddha. Many of the carvings are broken which I thought made them interesting and charming.



  1. travelwyse said,

    July 27, 2012 at 9:37 am

    Reblogged this on travelwyse.

  2. July 27, 2012 at 9:58 am

    The statue silhouettes look wonderful. I loved that portion f the river and the caves high up in those cliffs. Wonderful take on the challenge, Anni:)

  3. July 27, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    very cool photo. it looks like they are watching and waiting for someone coming up the river.

    • globalanni said,

      July 30, 2012 at 11:31 am

      I wish I had a better camera to capture all of the statues inside the cave too. Thanks.

  4. Anarya Andir said,

    July 28, 2012 at 1:33 am

    I’ve always wanted to visit Laos. Sad I couldn’t do it when I was living in Cambodia. Maybe someday. Lovely photo!

    • globalanni said,

      July 30, 2012 at 11:32 am

      It is a magical place and well worth the travel there! Thanks.

  5. July 30, 2012 at 11:18 am

    We didn’t make it into the caves last year. I so want to go back to Luang Prabang. I just stumbled on to your blog and am delighted. Best of everything.

    • globalanni said,

      July 30, 2012 at 11:33 am

      Thanks for stopping by. I just checked yours out too. Great blog. I loved the Brownie Post. I have something on my face right now… 🙂

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