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Mount Phousi

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Address: Luang Prabang, Laos
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US$69.00*
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Half-Day Luang Prabang City Tour
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Private Full-Day Luang Prabang Temples by Tuk-Tuk
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Luang Prabang by Electric Bike

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The View

This hill is approximately 490 feet above the town of Luang Prabang. The top of the hill provides a 360 degree view of the town and the Mekong River. The views are beautiful any... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had heeded Tripadvisor Reviews so did not go at sunset or sunrise. Well worth going with no time constraints as groups overwhelm the areas while they are there then they move off and leave just as quickly as they came. The stairs are very steep - we elected to enter from the south side near the second bamboo bridge over... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth the hike up - well shaded for most of the 300+ steps, and plenty of places to stop and rest. The views are wonderful - be sure to walk up 1 way and down another (there are 3 routes to the top) - I recommend the back side (from Kingkitsarath Rd) for 1 way, as you pass through... More 

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Thank GaleMcLardie
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I absolutely loved the view from the top. I happened to be there around sunset so yes, was packed w people and yes, loads of steps (believe 350 steps) but i thought the view of Luang Prabang from the top was so worth it. It's beautiful to see how untouched Laos is from that height and also see the tiny... More 

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New Canaan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wear appropriate shoes and make sure the sun is shining, or there won't be views. From a historical perspective it isn't terribly important.

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Thank mamabeth60
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hill is approximately 490 feet above the town of Luang Prabang. The top of the hill provides a 360 degree view of the town and the Mekong River. The views are beautiful any time of day. It is very nice to see the sunset and sunrise here. If you climb at either of these times it is helpful to... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Bang in the centre of the city, and possibly the reason for siting the city here in the first place, an easy trillion or so steps up (ideally approach from the back-side i.e. not the Mekong side). Lots of Buddhas on the way up, pay 10,000 Kip to see the sunset. Join vast numbers of others who also thought this... More 

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Essendon, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

While the views from the top here are worth the climb the top is really grubby and needs some work on it to make it more attractive. I also felt really sickened by the baby sparrows in tiny bamboo cages for sale at the foot of mountain they sell to tourists to let free once at the top. Id urge... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The Mount Phousi is about 100 m high hill in the centre of the old town Luang Prabang city on the other side by the Nam Khan River, to get by foot you walk apstair about 328 then you get fantastic views above Luang Prabang City !!

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The biggest reason to hike to the top of this "Mount" is that it offers some nice views of the entire city, which you can't really get in any other way. Having said that, I don't think it should be the top of anyone's list. The stairs (particularly on the Nam Khang side) are falling apart in places, and uneven.... More 

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful views from the top & lots of monuments to see on the way down. Need average fitness. There are steps all the way so not too hard & many resting places along the way. Well worth the effort!

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