21 May

Monday Moment: Pak Ou Cave, Luang Prabang, Laos

Fortune Sticks at Pak Ou Cave, Luang Prabang, Laos

A tuk-tuk ride, lunch by the river watching over an elephant, and a boat ride finds us in Pak Ou cave just outside of Luang Prabang in Laos. Like many caves in the area, it is a shrine to Buddha…in fact, this one contains thousands of tiny Buddhas that people leave as part of their visit.

A journey here can also tell of your future. Take a marked stick, match it to a paper slip from the box and hope that it is good fortune coming your way and not a bad omen.¬†Regrettably, I didn’t have mine translated and so will just have to wait for it all to play out.


Is travel in your future? ¬†Laos is a great destination and is super cheap to travel once you are there. CouponCodes offers some great travel online discounts which means that getting there doesn’t have to break the bank either. There are coupon codes for Expedia flights that can wing you away to any number of exotic destinations.

2 thoughts on “Monday Moment: Pak Ou Cave, Luang Prabang, Laos

  1. Have been dying to see Laos/Cambodia since 1993. Backpacked through Tibet some years ago. Did the car rental and hostel affair in Italy last year. This summer, I’ll be an onboard guide in Alaska, via alaskatourjobs.com. Can’t wait! But what a gorgeous photo you’ve posted. Love the Buddha statues. Or are they bodhisattvas? Also, have you been to Alaska?

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