Situated on the Mekong River, just a short distance from Luang Prabang, Sacred Tham Ting Cave houses where there are thousands of Buddha statues. This underground sanctuary has been venerated for centuries. The number of Buddha images in the cave gradually increases as locals bring Buddhas to place in the cave when they visit. The cave can be reached either by boat trip to the point where the Nam Ou River meets the Mekong or by road to Xang Hai Village, where you can also witness the villagers making ‘Lao Lao’ (fermented rice liquor). Visitors can sample the drink and purchase locally made handicrafts.