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Mount Phou Si

Luang Prabang, Laos
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“sunset view” (34 reviews)
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We rusted to climb up there for the sun set one day. And it was so great. However, every tourist do the same, so you have to arrange yourself a place to stay

Thank Mai P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The mountain offers a magnificent view over the city, the Mekong, and the​ surrounding landscape - must see!

Thank Johannes S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The mountain (more like a hill) located in the middle of the city centre of Luang Prabang is recommended for (1) a leg workout, (2) the sunset/sunrise view, and (3) a city view. We headed up last night to see the sunset over the mountains...More

Thank Cinyi H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Centrally located, climbing the 300 steps to the Phousi Stupa is worth the trip. However, the big treat is the 360 degree views including the Mekong River, Elephant Mountain, and the entire city. I suggest you do the climb early in the day or late...More

Thank Denise P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

While the views are excellent there is also a religious element to the short steep climb to the summit. The crowds head there for sunset but this shouldn't deter you from visiting at this time or at any other time during the day. It's a...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 6 days ago

We climbed the nearly 300 steps in the late morning, when the sun was at its hottest. This made for slow progress, but we were rewarded at the top when there were only a handful of other tourists that braved the heat, so we were...More

Thank Bheeks
Reviewed 1 week ago

On our second evening n LP we decided to go up Mount Phou Si to watch the sunset. There were a lot of people there so I suggest to go up quite early and get a nice seat on the steps of the temple. The...More

1  Thank RealTravelPro
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great walk this morning. Stunning views. A must when visiting Luang Prabang. Make sure you have food walking shoes on. You have to climb 340 steps to get to the top.

Thank Gayledicey
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Al all round view of Luang Prabang and parts of the Mekong. The morning mist makes it looks a bit mystical.

Thank Mohd Redzuan H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Must see in Luang Prabang. The temple and statues themselves are nothing special but the view from the mountain is breathtaking. Take your camera, and a kerchief to wipe the sweat off your face once you reach the top.

Thank Tay S
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what is the distance from the base to the top of mt phousi? how much time needed to climb to the top? are there cafes & amenities on the top?
April 3, 2017|
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please advise on the best way to get to mt phousi from sofitel luang prabang.
April 3, 2017|
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Response from Didier G | 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..