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Mount Phousi

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“sunset view”(47 reviews)
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Sackarin road, Luangprabang, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
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Reviewed yesterday

Overlooking the town and the two rivers, you have a great view from the top. There's two (or three) ways up. Admission fee. Avoid sunset as people are fighting for the best photo place up there - and this in a peaceful buddhist surrounding -...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jobst56
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The view was nice. Seeing a monk take selfies with some women threw us for a loop though! We confirmed he shouldn't have been doing that.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank M3248NBandrewa
Reviewed yesterday

Mount Phousi is just opposite The Royal Palace Museum, conveniently located within the town area. With an entrance fee of 20K Lao Kip, one is able to ascend to the top. One will be awarded with a spectacular view of Luang Prabang upon reaching the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank StevenH3407
Reviewed yesterday

There are a few routes up and down the temple. Whichever way you take, it's takes a bit of stamina to reach the top. The view at the top is nice but did not manage to see the sunset as it was a cloudy day

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank chetchew
Reviewed 3 days ago

Not worth the effort- sunset not brilliant- loads of people & lots of mosquitos, so cover up if you're going up for the sunset, or wear repellent. However good training event if you want to get a leg & lung burn.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sunbear20160
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were able to see all f Luang Prabang from the top on the mountain. I was so proud to be able to reach the top. There are a lot of steps but it was worth it.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Aninda_A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It's so crowds that you won't enjoy it and I didn't find the sunset specially nice from there. Try early morning

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ZiGi-Pt
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

20,000 kip is too much to pay for mediocre views of the town from above, unless the sky is clear for sunrise or sunset.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank galacticnick
Reviewed 6 days ago

It is very popular to go there to watch the sunset so be aware! It is crowded. You also have a good view of the city down below.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank PuckPasha
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you don’t mind a nice “stair hike” then this is a good way to see some views of the city and mountains. The view is not “panoramic”, however. There are many trees blocking the view so it’s not very good for landscape photos. If...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Matthieu D
January 14, 2018|
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Response from Arsenal14_12 | Reviewed this property |
it is hard to imagine being stopped. You just walk up and keep going. Take some water for the walk
April 3, 2017|
Response from Phouma P |
It is 3 ways to climb to the top,one from night market, two monk school and Namkhan river, 233 steps, the speed depend of you, take around 20-30 minutes,
April 3, 2017|
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Response from didierg879 | Reviewed this property |
It's on the same street as the night market you just walk along the street and you will get there... a tuc tuc could also take u there..