Leaving a brief stop at a Mekong River village, we continue down the river towards Buddha Cave. The scenery along the river continues to be amazing as we are surrounded by rich green foliage and towering jagged shaped mountains.
It was not until the 16th century that it became apart of Buddhism.
Every New Year since then Buddha Cave would be visited by The Royal Family as Buddhism had become a part of Laos culture.
Today, here you can see many statues of Buddha, some dating back to the 16th century. There are two sets of caves located here, a lower and upper cave. A small entrance fee is required to visit both.
Definitely worth the effort as you get beautiful views of the Mekong River below. Across the river on the eastern edges is a farming and fishing village whose residents are responsible for taking care of Buddha Cave.