Mount Phousi, Luang Prabang

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Rising 150 m (492 ft) in the center of Luang Prabang's old town, Mount Phousi offers a fantastic view of the city's architectural, religious, and cultural landmarks. During your gentle ascent to the summit, stop by the surrounding temples and shrines where you can pray, enjoy the view, and rest. Halfway up the hill, notice the big-bellied Buddha statue tucked in a grotto. Bring an extra water bottle, a hat, good walking shoes, and some insect repellent. Make Mount Phousi part of your personalized Luang Prabang itinerary using our Luang Prabang vacation planner.
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  • Easy to go up on the hill. Best view to see around of that City. Near by the bamboo bridge 5 minutes walk 😍  more »
  • Our guide took us early morning to see the sun rise. Lots of stairs, but the views are worth the hike. Definitely bring water and your camera. Dress in layers as it’s cool to start, but you warm up...  more »
  • A really long and steep climb up the hundred's of stairs to try and get a view of the sunset. But after reaching up, was dissapointed because of the sheer number of people there, so there were no...  more »
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  • 20kip to the top, i went mid day and had the entire walk and place to myself at the top which is what I like. I heard the sunset is like way too crowded. A short walk up a bunch of steps to the top, really manageable just bring water. A breath taking view of the entire town, a must do
  • Cool place to see the sunset. But beware that you have an entrance fee (20.000 KIP = 2 USD) and if you wanna get a decent spot make sure you arrive at least 30 min before the sunset time else it will be so crowded that you won’t be able to get a proper shot!
  • The horde of sunset chasers can be quite off-putting. Quite a scenic view but there is not much serenity to speak of. If I do find myself back here again, I'll go at other times where it's less crowded
  • Started climbing at 530am so did the climb for free. Barely any people then and even closer to sunrise, there were less than 30 humans. The climb is very easy and doesn't seem anywhere close to even 300 steps. Have a torch or phone with flashlight though.
  • Wonderful place to watch the sunset. Get there early if you want a place to a it as it gets busy. Also nice for a wander around and explore, lots of statues and carved serpents etc... The views are worth the climb.

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