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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Mount Phousi Reviews
We did the sunset trek up mount Phousi and it’s a 15 mins trek up and 10 mins trek down. Not too strenuous and the view on top was quite breathtaking. The sun sets around 6:45 so best to start climbin... more »
It is a short hike to the top and enjoy the beautiful panoramic views of the landscape including the river, hills, forests, etc.. On the way down, you can see many buddhist statues along the pathway/ ... more »
Amazing sunset with tons of people. You need to know this is a very touristy area because the view is fantastic. Just get ready and you might be lucky after climbing those +300 staircases..
Ok view, better if you can see the sunset. Not very high up but there are no tall buildings in the city so you are fine. I went up and down the most popular entrance in from of the National Museum, Night Market.
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