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Viewpoint Nong Khiaw/Ban Sop Houn

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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
ShunYang
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Sydney
Worth the challenging hike!

My girlfriend and I climbed to the Nong Khiaw viewpoint late in the afternoon. The walk took... read more

Reviewed July 7, 2018
Oliver M
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London, United Kingdom
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Wat Ban Sop Houn 50 | 50 meters after the Temple Ban Sop Houn, Nong Khiaw, Laos
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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.

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

Thank Oliver M
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

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

Thank MarrysTrip
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.

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

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

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

Thank Thomas P
Reviewed May 12, 2018

A trickier than expected hike (took me about 1-1.5 hours up) - the last 2/3 are quite steep! But worth it for the amazing view at the top.

Thank Gabrielle S
Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

This viewpoint is amazing! The trip should have last 60-90 minutes, but I did it in 46, it's not that hard - everybody can do it!

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