Tham Ting Cave is an important cave located on the east bank of Mekong River, 30 kilometers north of Luang Prabang. It is regarded as the symbol of the soul of Mekong River. There are about over 4,000 Buddha statues of various sizes in the cave. The cave is in a small village. Before the introduction of Buddhism into Laos, the residents in the village made a living by fishing. When the Buddhism began to prosper, the local people began to attach importance to this Buddhist cave. Until 1975, the king and the local people hold a religious ceremony there every year. Many artists were hired there by reach people to carve the Buddha. Most of the Buddha were built and carved during the period from 18th century to the 20th century.