Mount Phousi

Currently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
  • 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

Mount Phousi - Review

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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TripHobo Highlights for Mount Phousi

  • Mount Phousi Address: Luang Prabang, Laos
  • Mount Phousi Timing: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Mount Phousi Price: 3 USD
  • Best time to visit Mount Phousi(preferred time): 07:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Mount Phousi: 01:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Mount Phousi

  • 64.71% of people who visit Luang Prabang include Mount Phousi in their plan

  • 42.86% of people start their Mount Phousi visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Mount Phousi

Monday, Tuesday and Saturday

54.17% 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 Trips

Mount Phousi, Luang Prabang Reviews

  • One of the best places to watch the sunrise and sunset in Luang Prabang. Definitely somewhere you should go! The climb isn't that bad. However, plan to arrive early for the sunset because there are usually a good amount of people.

  • It's the best place to have a 360 view of the city, the view is amazing, the history it project as well, you can easily combine it with the Royal palace or descending meet some monks and finish it with a nice cold drink. Be respectful, the whole location is a religious place. You will have an amazing experience

  • Its a bit of a climb to the top. But worth the visit for some great photo opportunities of the Rivers and surrounding hills. Also many Buddha statues and scenes along the way. Take water with you. There is a 20,000 Kip entry fee half way up.

  • It's a bit of a climb, but worth the effort. Buy a bird on the beginning of the climb and let it go at the top so it can fly home for the next tourist to buy and keep earning merit for you and the next tourist and the next ad infinitum. As an aside if you are going to T'land the 2 day boat trip up the Mekong is fantastic and the border crossing is a breeze.

  • There are exactly 425 steps to reach to the highest point. Best time to go is around 6 pm. It took around 10-15 minutes to climb to the top and it was easy. There were many people on the top who came for the sunset. There is no fixed parking, but you can park on the road and lock your motor bike tyre. There were many cars parked on the road. Road is one way, so you can enter from the backside of the night market.

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