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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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All reviews worth the climb watch the sunset sunset view small birds buddha's footprint long climb mekong river easy climb small temple worth the effort national museum night market royal palace entrance fee small fee early morning walk up
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Reviewed today

It's really only to go see the views from the top. The buddha statutes and shrines feel a bit kitchy and touristy. Even though I didn't go a sunrise or sunset, the view was really worth the walk up.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dovey81
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wow are so hard to beat a lot of step to phusi maotain but is so nice to be there very beautiful city you can look around the city from the maotain

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Will definitely recommend to get there during sunrise. It’s nice view of the city. If you do it at sunset you will end up with hundreds of tourists in a small space.

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

We got there at 5pm (December) and were spot on for the sunset. We went on a Tuesday. Wouldn't recommend for those who don't walking up steep steps. Breathtaking views at the top, though do be warned that you might not get a picture as...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 361kailashp
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you just want to see sunset, go for a sunset cruise down Mekong River which will be much more relaxing and enjoyable. If you want to see sunset from hilltop, then be prepared to squeeze with tonnes of tourists in a small open space...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JCMY76
Reviewed 3 days ago

It is quite a trek up the steps but well worth for the views of the surrounding countryside. You'll be fitter after this visit!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Trevor R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The view is nice. We were pretty uncomfortable with the whole "buy these caged birds to set them free, it's good luck". If they're wild then they can't be happy in those tiny cages. If they're not wild they're not going to survive once they're...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 790davidk
Reviewed 5 days ago

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 5 days ago 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 5 days ago

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
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Matthieu D
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..