Mount PhousiCurrently 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Mount Phousi
95% of people who visit Luang Prabang include Mount Phousi in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
34.25% of people start their Mount Phousi visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Mount Phousi
67.38% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Mount Phousi
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Mount Phousi, Luang Prabang Reviews
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.
This is a must visit attraction in Luang Prabang. It's located in city itself. You are required to climb stairs to reach the hill and you will be rewarded with a splendid view of whole town. It's not so tough to climb. If there is another chance, I will come and visit it again.
The trail starts within the city. It’s not a very difficult or high climb, but be prepared to climb. Most of the steps are on decent paths. There are interesting places along the climb, like Buddha’s footprint, and a small temple in a cave. At the top, I wanted to see the sunset, but it was raining. Otherwise, I think it’s a worthwhile hike in Luang Prabang.
Great panoramic view of Luang Prabang. The entry is a little difficult to find. The view is definitely worth the 325 steps which can be tiring in the heat and humidity. Can be crowded with tourists taking pictures. Recommend going around sunset to catch the colours.
This was a great experience seeing the view of the city from the top. The best part was taking the backside down...so many golden Buddhas. It was a nagical surprise.