Cruising to Pak Ou Caves, Laos

Thetraveljunkie.org – For you all, Laos lovers. Are you miss Luang Prabang so much? Well, this post is for you. As great lovers of Luang Prabang we are going to give you our experience slow boat cruising on Mekong river to Pak Ou Caves that will make your heart much better and more appetizing. Money flows, comes and goes, but time… once wasted, cannot be recovered again. Traveling will make you spend money but you always win something and it’s true.

Pak Ou Caves, the first use of the caves for religious purposes was at the time when the local population worshipped Phi, or the spirits of nature. It is said that the caves are associated with a river spirit. It is believed that the Lao people first entered the river valley in the middle of the eight century after moving southward from South China. It was not until considerably later that Buddhism first spread into the area from the west.

By the 16th century Buddhism had been adopted by the royal families of Lao and the caves received patronage from that time until 1975. Every year the King and the people of Luang Prabang made a pilgrimage to the caves as part of the New Yaer religious observances. Artisans were commissioned by the Royal family to prepare sculptures. Many of the carvings in the cave date from between the 18th to 20th centuries.

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