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“Nice climb, good views”
Review of Mount Phou Si

Mount Phou Si
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Half-Day Luang Prabang City Tour
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“Nice climb, good views”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

A visit to the peak of Mount Phousi should be top of the list for all visitors to LP. It is a pleasant climb and the views are great.

Be sure not to retrace your route down the way you went up though - as there is much more to see if you continue on the path.

Visited December 2012
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“Good place to chase sunset”
Reviewed December 29, 2012

Located just across the National Museum on the main road, one has to climb the steps first. Its an okay climb if you are reasonably fit. The sunset here is amazing but you have to contend with loads of other people to get a strategic spot. It seemed like the whole tourist population of Luang Prabang turned up on Mount Phousi. Don'T forget to also look at the Buddhist statues on the way down.

Visited December 2012
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“Amazing sunset, but bring your patience”
Reviewed December 28, 2012

The sunset on Mount Phousi was exceptionally beautiful and truly picturesque but please bring your patience with you as it is packed with tourists trying to get that perfect picture to take home with them. Many people were pushy and rude. I'm not sure many enjoyed the actual sunset, but they will have a good 200 pictures on their memory cards to look at later. Try to get there early and stay a bit after the sun has set to enjoy the peace at this beautiful spot.

Visited December 2012
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“long way up - but worth the trek”
Reviewed December 27, 2012

I think this is a must see whilst in Luang Prabang. I didn't get to see it at night, which would have been spectacular. You do need to be fit to get up in excess of 300 stairs - take water with you.

Visited December 2012
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“Must do!!!”
Reviewed December 25, 2012 via mobile

Amazing views of the surrounding villages you won't see anything like it anywhere else. Any able bodied person can do it no complaining I saw an 80 year old do it today!

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