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Viewpoint Nong Khiaw/Ban Sop Houn

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BEAUTIFUL. The most amazing view in Laos.

Only took about an hour to hike up, and maybe 30 minutes to hike down. The view was breathtaking... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Amazing view

Not a difficult climb unless it's wet and muddy. The view is spectacular and worth the 1-hour or so... read more

Reviewed July 13, 2018
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Wat Ban Sop Houn 50 | 50 meters after the Temple Ban Sop Houn, Nong Khiaw, Laos
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All reviews an hour worth the climb walking stick flip flops take your time bring water worth the effort tough walk beautiful view early morning wear good shoes steep hike bring enough entrance fee coming down nice hike walk up
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took us about 80 minutes to get to the top, with a steady pace and only one real break at the halfway point. It's an upward climb 95% of the time. It's through the forest so it's mostly shaded, which was great (but humid). I...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AlonG142
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Only took about an hour to hike up, and maybe 30 minutes to hike down. The view was breathtaking. It is an absolute must do, unless it's raining.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed July 13, 2018

Not a difficult climb unless it's wet and muddy. The view is spectacular and worth the 1-hour or so hike up.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank ShunYang
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

My girlfriend and I climbed to the Nong Khiaw viewpoint late in the afternoon. The walk took approximately 1hr up and 45m down. The climb is tough and certainly not for the faint-hearted; make sure you carry plenty of water and wear decent trainers. Very...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank olliemumby
Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

Nong khiaw itself is pretty Low key. The far side of the bridge from the bus station is probably the nicer and better equipped. The view point walkie a must. It is a reasonably steep track but nothing major. Even in the early wet we...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Sonnypest
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Views are absolutely stunning although there was no colorful sunset. Bring enough water, proper shoes, enough time and a torch (better a head torch instead of your phone). Trust me, on our way back in the dark with rain, we definitely needed two hands to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 16, 2018

It was a wonderful viewpoint, but i just don't know where does my money goes, was it going to a family? because the entrance ticket was not looking reliable at all.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Jamesparkel
Reviewed May 30, 2018 via mobile

Perhaps our timing was wrong, it was pretty wet & too cloudy but we did find the climb pretty tricky. A lot of the hand rails and ropes need to be improved, some of the climb quickly becomes very slippery with mud and we went...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Jhansfor
Reviewed May 29, 2018

It's best to go in the morning even if it means slogging up the mountain in the dark for part of the climb. It's cooler than in the afternoon and even if it's overcast you'll see the thick mist swirling around the mountains which is...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank WatchysWayOut
Reviewed May 24, 2018

If you go in early morning, you will see the sea of clouds and certainly it's worth to go. Amazing place with only about 1.5h trekking. Must do in Nong Khiaw- beautiful town

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Thomas P
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