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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  • Busey is in the middle of Luang Prabang town Hill. Strolling in the forest on the other side there are routes to climb to the top of the Hill some Dara market (Talat Dahler) continues the rugged, beautiful green. Spot out all over town.
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  • A gorgeous hike up the mountain - there are many different paths -- with various shrines and Buddhas along the way. Get to the top by around 4 pm in order to get a good spot to watch a gorgeous sunset...  more »
  • Despite the nearly 300 steps up the stairs, but it doesn't make the opportunity. " As you reach the highest point and the view of Luang Prabang by Thad pool paint. Make it disappear with the end of tired, but happy and smiling instead.
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  • It was a stunning view for sunset! I will say however, it is a very steep hill with lots of steps! Give yourself plenty of time to climb to the top, admiring the many Buddha's and other religious statues along the way!
  • Will be amazing view point if there in sunset time, were not thousands of tourists. It's not a big hill, and everybody gets easy to the top. Nice view around Luang Prabang and nice sunset. The entrance fee will cost you 20 000, - kip. The entry is from night market.
  • Nice little hike up to the top of the mountain. You won't stay long there, but good to look over Luang Prabang and the Mekong River. Great place to watch the sunset apparently (although we went during the day). It's not very big, so don't expect a ton of space
  • You need to buy the entrances ticket that cost 20,000 Kip. But you can access for the whole day by keeps the ticket with you. Recommended to go for the sunrise and sunset. Sunrise is less crowded, sunset will see a lot of head in front of you if you are not tall enough.
  • Hard work to get to the top with two children, aged 9 and 11, but well worth it to see the sights and hear the sounds of LP. We did not pay as we had a guide for the duration of our time in LP. We purchased a couple of birds of an old lady and the children set them free. It was a beautiful evening with spectacular views. After spending some time watching the sunset and the people going about their business on the rivers and in the town, we climbed down the other side and went to the night market.

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