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Mount Phousi

Address: Luang Prabang, Laos
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Outdoors
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Hobart, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

I hate steps and there are an extremely large amount of them. My husband went to the top but I only made it half way and just waited til he came back again. It is crawling with tourist groups and I just couldn't be bothered but I understand the view is quite good from the top especially at sunset

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

its a bit of a walk up but lovely views from the top.lots of photo opportunities and nice way to spend a hour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

With over 300 steps to climb to the top, the mount in the centre of Luang Prabang is a great way to get an elevated idea of the layout of the city. Make sure, if approaching from the old quarter side, to descend on the otherside (closer to the Mekong Tributary) as to see the Stupa and Foot of Buddha.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

It is beautiful to be there for the sunset but unfortunately it would be extremely packed tourists what makes it a bit challenging to enjoy the view. If you go up in the morning you will be able to enjoy a beautiful uninterrupted view.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

A breathtaking experience in every sense of the word. More than 300 steps through a lush jungle to a tiny temple complex with magnificent views over the surrounding mountains. Best attempted during the cooler hours of the day!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

nice for the view, but not much else... if you go for the sunset make sure to have a light for the descent, it gets dark quite fast.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

It's a less than 10 minute walk to the top of the hill, and once there, you get an amazing view of Luang Prabang. Well worth a visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Skip the sunset climb since way too many people do this and there is not much room at the top. Traffic jam on the stairs! Better to find a spot along the Melong and enjoy a beer.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

If your thinking of coming up here for sunset, think again its jam packed with tourists 10 deep at the viewing platform. If you do manage to get to the front of the viewing platform you can expect people shoving mono pods over your head and shoulders to get their shots in. My recommendation is to go down to the... More

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

If you are in Luang Prabang you should definitely venture up Mount Phousi. It is located in the centre of the town and offers brilliant views. We went up early morning for sunrise and there were only a handful of other people around. Do make sure you ascend from one side and descend from the other as you will see... More

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