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Address: Luang Prabang, Laos
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Private Full Day Luang Prabang Temples By Tuk Tuk
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gorgeous view but crowded

We tried to go up for the sunset, as everybody recommends, but it was impossible. Too many people fighting for a space to take a selfie. The space is very limited. So we went up... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The view is very nice but if you are planning to go for a sunset, be prepared to get in a fight! I really enjoyed the city view since the sun was in the opposite direction and the direct light was good for landscapes photos! The sunset on a riverboat was 100 times better! The temple there is simple and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A short climb to the top, take the entrance across the royal palace it's less steep. Entrance is 20,000kip. The view is great but it is very crowded during sunset. If you want a seat you need to go earlier and wait until the sun sets. I went up at 5pm and when i got there the place was packed.... More 

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Pacifica, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We hiked up to Mount Phousi to see the sunset; the view is very nice but there were so many people jockeying for a good photo position it was not very enjoyable. And to tell you the truth, we've seen better sunsets. The sunset cruise we took one evening was so much more pleasant.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A strenuous climb,but really worth it. Many things to see on the way up and down and of course the spectacular views of Luang Prabang and the surrounding countryside.

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Only visit if you have extra time and strength to go up. I was there around 5pm and it was crowded with the small space, was very hot and humid. I don't think it's worth to go up if you are expecting super beautiful sun set.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We tried to go up for the sunset, as everybody recommends, but it was impossible. Too many people fighting for a space to take a selfie. The space is very limited. So we went up there the next day early morning. It was gorgeous, but Luang Prabang is very cloudy in the morning in November. It was very peaceful until... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Pleasant walk up; great views from the top. Some interesting but not unique Buddha statues. A must see if you have the time. It is a moderate walk up that takes 15 minutes.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely a tick on a trip to Luang Prabang but absolutely no point sitting with hundreds of tourists for sunset and sunrise... there are better less crowded spots around the city- even walking up first flight of steps is a better view than being crushed at the top and you can't see a thing! Also you get a wonderful sunset... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It is a hill in the middle of the city, with a temple on the top of it. The temple is nothing special but the view is amazing. 20.000 kip entrance fee. Reccomeded to watch sunset from there even it could be crowded at that time. Reasonable a mount of stairs to climb, 4 different paths to reach the top,... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went up the mountain about an hour before sunset in order to get a good spot for viewing. It was not an easy climb and there were many other tourists also climbing at the same time. Luckily, the path and stairs are in good shape and most of the way has tree cover, protecting climbers from the sun. When... More 

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