Mount Phousi, Luang Prabang
Mount Phousi, Luang Prabang - Address, Ticket Price
Address: Luang Prabang, Laos
Ticket Price: 3 USD
Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
Timings: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
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About Mount Phousi, Luang Prabang
Mount Phou Si is a hill located in the middle of the town of Luang Prabang. This hill is 100 metres high and has river Mekong flowing on side and river Nam Kahn flowing on the other side. There are various Buddhist shrines located here like Wat Tham Phou Si and Wat Chom Si. Reaching the top of the hill takes approximately 15-20 minutes and once up, you get a 360-degree panoramic view of the beautiful town of Luang Prabang. Visit early morning to view the sun rise over the mountain aaking the sleepy town or visit in the evening to watch the sun set against the beautiful river. On your way down, you will come across a small Buddha temple along which, many believe, is a Buddha’s footprint.
Mount Phousi Information
- This place is crowded in the evening.
- This place offers a great view of the town of Luang Prabang.
How To reach Mount Phousi by Public Transport
- By tuktuk
- By car
- On foot
- By bike
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Mount Phousi, Luang Prabang Reviews - Write a Review
It was a stunning view for sunset! I will say however, it is a very steep hill with lots of steps! Give yourself plenty of time to climb to the top, admiring the many Buddha's and other religious statues along the way!
Will be amazing view point if there in sunset time, were not thousands of tourists. It's not a big hill, and everybody gets easy to the top. Nice view around Luang Prabang and nice sunset. The entrance fee will cost you 20 000, - kip. The entry is from night market.
Nice little hike up to the top of the mountain. You won't stay long there, but good to look over Luang Prabang and the Mekong River. Great place to watch the sunset apparently (although we went during the day). It's not very big, so don't expect a ton of space
You need to buy the entrances ticket that cost 20,000 Kip. But you can access for the whole day by keeps the ticket with you. Recommended to go for the sunrise and sunset. Sunrise is less crowded, sunset will see a lot of head in front of you if you are not tall enough.
Hard work to get to the top with two children, aged 9 and 11, but well worth it to see the sights and hear the sounds of LP. We did not pay as we had a guide for the duration of our time in LP. We purchased a couple of birds of an old lady and the children set them free. It was a beautiful evening with spectacular views. After spending some time watching the sunset and the people going about their business on the rivers and in the town, we climbed down the other side and went to the night market.