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Mount Phousi

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“sunset view”(45 reviews)
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Sackarin road, Luangprabang, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
+856 71 212 470
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a must do when in Luang Prabang. There are quite a number of steps to go up but these can be broken down into stages for the less able. The climb up is best done in the cooler part of the day as...More

Thank fraserfritz
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Have climbed Mt Phousi twice before(for free once) and yes the view is lovely on a clear day. Area at top is very small so best to do it early am to avoid crowds. You will also avoid the worst of the days heat. Temple...More

Thank aussierover
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an absolute must do when in Laos. I suggest walking up the river side entrance - as you discover many Buddhist statues as you progress further and further up the hill. Wear comfortable shoes (non slip of its been raining ) and wear...More

Thank Frequentsunseeker
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To my mind, this place is made only for tourists in present time.I guess 99 out of 100 people only want to have the overlook and are not interested in the temple on top. So you need to pay an entry fee of 20k Kip...More

Thank Pawel M
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a bit of a trek up, but it's worth it. Not for the stupa, but for the view. You get to see both the Mekong and the Nam Khan from on high. Great view from all sides of Luang Prabang. Definitely go.

Thank MrsBsTravels
Reviewed 1 week ago

The walk up only takes about 20-30 minutes and the view from the top is stunning! You need ti pay 20.000 kip as an entrance fee though, and I don't see the point of that. Suppose it's a fee for the stupa at the top....More

Thank SEM351733
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can take the 329 steps slowly, but it's worth the climb just to see the whole of Luang Prabang (including both the Nam Khan and the Mekong) spread out below you from the top. Some gorgeous buddha statues on the way up.

Thank wendyingiro
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a short climb to the top, there are great views over Luang Prabang. Perfect opportunity for a panoramic photograph. The decorative temple is also worth looking at.

Thank EddieAlexCook
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous view, but very busy at sunset (Even in low season). Definitely worth visiting. Some Laotian teenagers practiced their English with us.

Thank Navigate782909
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was by far one of my favourite places in the city. The top of the mountain sits a lovely religious site, which overlooks the city. The towns buildings tied in with the natural landscape are really a site to behold. Obviously these places...More

Thank Thomas H
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Matthieu D
14 January 2018|
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Response from Arsenal14_12 | Reviewed this property |
it is hard to imagine being stopped. You just walk up and keep going. Take some water for the walk
4 April 2017|
Response from Phouma P |
It is 3 ways to climb to the top,one from night market, two monk school and Namkhan river, 233 steps, the speed depend of you, take around 20-30 minutes,
3 April 2017|
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Response from Didier G | Reviewed this property |
It's on the same street as the night market you just walk along the street and you will get there... a tuc tuc could also take u there..