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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 steps to get to the stop and it's rewarding as the you can get of Luang Prabang is amazingly beautiful! 
  • Easy steps lead up the the top where the view of the city is great. Lots of people come to see the sunset. Minus though for the 20000 kip fee, should not be necessary. 
  • You should be very good to consider whether to take the over 300 levels in order to take a look over the city. Because it is very sudorific and above you are welcomed but by a small temple, of numerous tourists, so that part is a feeling of tightness. Who necessarily want to see the sunset, should negotiate a good price for a short boat trip on the Mekong River and will be there more at his own expense.
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  • Beautiful Sunset view. Please spare time for walking up this hill.
  • Nice views of Luang Prabang from here, but not sure it's worth 20,000 kip. Noticed the fee attendant was gone after sunset, so maybe its free after dusk? Go early as crowds build at sunset.
  • A must see in LP! Quite tiring due to the stairs but the view at the top will make you forget all about it. Definitely go at Sunrise or Sunset! But be aware of crowds as it's a very popular time
  • Impressive place in luang prabang
  • A relaxing walk to reach the top. Get a good place to watch the sunset, it's really busy with tourists... And please! Don't buy the poor birds in tiny cages... It doesn't help.