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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  • Worth the climb to the top. Nice view of river and city. Took lots of pictures of the beautiful statues .  more »
  • Located right in the heart of Luang Prabang’s old town, there are several ways you can go up and down the hill. Note that there is a modest fee to be paid to access. We thought we might go up early.....  more »
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  • Wonderful place to watch the sunset. Get there early if you want a place to a it as it gets busy. Also nice for a wander around and explore, lots of statues and carved serpents etc... The views are worth the climb.
  • You have to walk up stairs first that takes 20 minutes. But, you will see all city with very nice view. So, I recommend that you don't miss to see sunset here.
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