Mount Phousi, Luang Prabang

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  • Address: Luang Prabang, Laos
  • Timings: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: 3 USD
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Family And Kids, Hill
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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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Things to Know Before Visiting Mount Phousi

  • 95% of people who visit Luang Prabang include Mount Phousi in their plan

  • 35.91% of people start their Mount Phousi visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Mount Phousi

Monday, Friday and Saturday

67.24% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Mount Phousi

People normally club together Wat Xieng Mouane and Wat Mai while planning their visit to Mount Phousi.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Mount Phousi, Luang Prabang Reviews

  • It is a steep walk to the top and the price is 20000kip which is not bad. The view is amazing ant it is a great experience. The status are really nice and worth picture taking. The story behind it is amazing. Lord Hanuman moved the mountain :) you must also enter the mini hidden cave it is quite nice

  • More stairs than I thought but fine. Paid 20,000Kip each to get up to the top. Refreshments at top and baby birds in wicker cages. Impressive views but did not do it for sunrise and sunset as read it is busy.

  • Great spot to view the town and Mekong river. They charge 20,000kip to go to the top, once you've already climbed up halfway... many people selling birds in little cages asking you to buy them and set them free. DO NOT buy them, it will just encourage them to keep doing it. Instead, perform an act of social good by taking the platter of birds and setting them all free.

  • Stunning view of Luang Prabang province from the top. Requires a little climbing but the tracks are properly built stairs. People said that it's the best spot to catch the sunset but it could be too crowded, hence i decided to go there in mid afternoon when there's less crowds. Good choice. There are also temples and religious statues along the way to the top. Entrance fee is 20,000kip per person.

  • Really nice views but massive shame that its so crowded at sunset. So many people taking pictures with their phones in the air. You would need to arrive early to get a good spot.

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