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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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  • Just across the road from the National Museum is the entrance to Mount Phousi. Although 328 steps to the top the climb is well worth it. The views, especially of the two rivers, are good although not ...  more »
  • As the review title states, avoid sunset. Crazy busy with tourists gathering to see the daily setting of the sun. No room once your at the top so little enjoyment to be had. Go early if you want a spo...  more »
  • A climb up the hill brings you to the top of Mount Phousi. It's a doable climb but don't rush it otherwise you'll be exhausted. At the end of the climb you'll reach the stoepa where you can overlook t...  more »
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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.