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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  • There is a great view of the river from the top of Mount Phousi. It does get really busy at the top - so arrive early to get a great spot for sunset. Well worth a visit!  more »
  • A relatively tough 290-step climb leads you through the temple complex to the top of Mount Phousi for a nice panorama of the city. Chose your climbing time wisely, however - sunset is a big draw...  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!

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