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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  • Must have a little calf to climb to the top, but it's worth, we have a magnificent view overlooking the entire city! You can buy water at the top and cool off a bit.
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  • The mountain has about 350 steps to climb to the peak. It costs 25,000 kip to do it. You will be offered wild birds to set free for luck ( 20,000) as you climb. I am not sure if it is ethical or ecolo...  more »
  • Is part of the must-sees of Luang Prabang nevertheless after having climbed a few steps, we'll meet soon skimpy, like in a box of sardine in the meantime him sunset we'll see half because of constant pollution.
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  • It is a steep walk to the top and the price is 20000kip which is not bad. The view is amazing ant it is a great experience. The status are really nice and worth picture taking. The story behind it is amazing. Lord Hanuman moved the mountain :) you must also enter the mini hidden cave it is quite nice
  • More stairs than I thought but fine. Paid 20,000Kip each to get up to the top. Refreshments at top and baby birds in wicker cages. Impressive views but did not do it for sunrise and sunset as read it is busy.
  • Great spot to view the town and Mekong river. They charge 20,000kip to go to the top, once you've already climbed up halfway... many people selling birds in little cages asking you to buy them and set them free. DO NOT buy them, it will just encourage them to keep doing it. Instead, perform an act of social good by taking the platter of birds and setting them all free.
  • Stunning view of Luang Prabang province from the top. Requires a little climbing but the tracks are properly built stairs. People said that it's the best spot to catch the sunset but it could be too crowded, hence i decided to go there in mid afternoon when there's less crowds. Good choice. There are also temples and religious statues along the way to the top. Entrance fee is 20,000kip per person.
  • Really nice views but massive shame that its so crowded at sunset. So many people taking pictures with their phones in the air. You would need to arrive early to get a good spot.

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