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Mount Phousi

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Address: Luang Prabang, Laos
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Worth the steps

There are great views from the top. It is about 300 steps to get there so it may be best to avoid the heat of the day.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Yorkshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

There are great views from the top. It is about 300 steps to get there so it may be best to avoid the heat of the day.

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The climb up I'm not sure is quite worth the view but a good way to burn off dinner! Popular for sunset but having heard how crowded it is I did an early morning trip instead.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Mildly challenging to climb up the hill top. It is very rewarding to have a panoramic view of Luang Prabang while breathing in the fresh air in a cool day. There are some historic military relics which I wish there could have been more instructions about their stories. On way down to the bottom of the hill, I happened to... More 

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Thank Phil Y
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We joined the hoardes climbing up the top of Phousi for the sunset. It was a bit crowded for my liking so we decided to return to a restaurant on the mekong to watch the sunset. The views are quite spectacular however you have to compete for a good photo opportunity if you want to visit at sunset. Also be... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You climb about 350 steps to get to the top, and there is a small entry fee. The temple is not worth the climb, but the views are!

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My friend and I scaled Mount Phousi. Even for two older guys this was easily achieved with a couple of brief stops, from the stairs opposite the National Museum. There is a charming little temple and golden stupa at the top, which was being visited by some monks whilst we were there, and which added to our pleasure when one... More 

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

320 steps up we were told. Good views for sure but very crowded during our visit (530 - 630 PM). So many people on the sunset side, eager to sear their retinas, that seeing or taking clean photos was difficult. Embarrassing too, when 15-20 people climbed atop the stupa to get a better view. Being a sacred monument, this action... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It took about 10 minutes to reach the top of Mount Phousi, and it was well worth it to see the 360 degree view of the picturesque city of Luang Prabang. For reference the steps are relatively easy and there are plenty of places to stop should you need a rest (or just want to photograph).

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Wear good shoes. There are many steps. The view is good from the top but that would be the only reason in my opinion to attempt the climb. The temple is not worth seeing. The cost to enter is 20,000 kip (about £2). There is a loo (although not somewhere to send a child alone unless you want it to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just off the town centre this hill, with a temple at the top, is worth the approximately 100 metre steep climb up steps just for the various views. I'd say that anyone can make it as there are plenty of places to get sit and get your breath back on the way. Many people made the climb early morning in... More 

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