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Mount Phousi, Luang Prabang

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Rising 150 m (492 ft) in the center of Luang Prabang's old town, Mount Phousi offers a fantastic view of the city's architectural, religious, and cultural landmarks. During your gentle ascent to the summit, stop by the surrounding temples and shrines where you can pray, enjoy the view, and rest. Halfway up the hill, notice the big-bellied Buddha statue tucked in a grotto. Bring an extra water bottle, a hat, good walking shoes, and some insect repellent. Make Mount Phousi part of your personalized Luang Prabang itinerary using our Luang Prabang vacation planner.
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  • The hike uphill is exhausting, but worth it to reach the top…small temple at the apex with Buddha statues, caves and scenery along the way. Small entrance fee’ 
    The hike uphill is exhausting, but worth it to reach the top…small temple at the apex with Buddha statues, caves and scenery along the way. Small entrance fee’  more »
  • It’s quite a climb, but it’s worth it. View over Luangprabang is magnificient. You het a good overview on the area. On th way, there are a lot of statues to admire. 
    It’s quite a climb, but it’s worth it. View over Luangprabang is magnificient. You het a good overview on the area. On th way, there are a lot of statues to admire.  more »
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  • Lovely sunset spot! Nice climb, maybe 6 minutes to the top of the stairs. 20,000 Kip entrance fee. Bring water.
  • Absolutely beautiful up there for sunset and sunrise as you will be able to see the panorama view of the city with magnificent mountains scenery from behind.

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