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Mount Phousi

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Sackarin road, Luangprabang, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
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Reviewed today via mobile

It was hot climbing on the top. The view was ok. It was peaceful in the small temple. One thing I don’t like is the bird selling.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

Located in the heart of town, we climbed Mount Phousi from the "back" entrance opposite the river instead of the entrance opposite the Royal Palace. This "back" entrance is less crowded when going up. There are several viewpoints mini wats and buddhas before arriving at...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Joyman L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The hike up the stairs can take your breath away if you’re a senior but like me I stopped and rested several times. Very hazy at top but still nice views considering you’re not actually that high. Coming down is easier 😀

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 980duaneu
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It's a steep climb up the steps, passing various Buddhist shrines and statues along the way. Now in the hot season it is best avoided in the heat of the day. Go in the morning or late afternoon. The view from the top is not...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank John W
Reviewed 6 days ago

Don't miss the chance to clim the Mount Phousi before the sunset! Make sure to be there early enough so you can have a good spot to make photos!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Pioutte
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth the steps to see the views at the top...a lot of people stay for sunset, we didn't want to hang around for an hour. Some really cool buddha statues on the way up.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Celina1000
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s a nice thing to do and to be able to say you’ve done. We went up in time to see the sunset. The sunset was beautiful and the views were lovely. However, there were so many people it was almost claustrophobic and the views...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank edend712
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Few hundred steps and some Kip and that's the mornings activity sorted. The view is nice but a little hazy when we summited .! Nothing special in my mind. Best done at 1pm if you are looking to sweat out last night's Lao Lao.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Willaim S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The most difficult part of the climb was the initial flight of steps. After this phrase, you have to purchase your ticket for the next phrase if climb which is a lot easier than the first phrase. Time your climb to catch the sunset. At...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank qmoWW
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great views after you have climbed the many stairs to the top. Everyone comes for sunset but just join them and appreciate the view.

Date of experience: February 2019
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14 January 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
4 April 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,
3 April 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..