I cannot fault this but climbing to the top of the hill to see a view doesn't excite me at all. Just not my cup,of tea
If you head up the stairs opposite the Palace Entry, you may well 'follow the crowd' right back down the same way - DON'T! Make sure you head down the back side as there are numerous statues, dragon-lined walkways, nooks and crannies hiding budha images, his 'footprint' and several friendly monks willing to share a conversation - in English. Watch... More
Great way to spend an afternoon taking in the sights of Luang Prabang. Climb is not very difficult with a few breaks. It is not a must-do whilst there but if you have a free afternoon its a nice place to chill out for a few hours.
The view of Luang Prabang and the Mekong River from this site is spectacular! I highly recommend going at sunset, but be prepared for the large volume of tourists that will be there.
The view of the stupa at night looks incredible from street level. It is floodlit and has a haunting quality to it. Up close, it's just a building! However the view of Luang Prabang is incredible, especially out towards the mountains
Just an excellent viewpoint to see Luang Prabang from the top of this mountain. Also you'll find a small buddhist wat (temple) there and an old cannon made in USSR.
It's 20,000 kip to walk up the 198 steps or so to the top to see the buddha, it's a nice thing to do for an hour to break up the day. There is also a few other statues scattered around on the path down, it's not strenuous to walk the steps and you get a nice view over the... More
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