Mount Phousi

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Located 150 metres above the centre of town, Mount Phousi cuts a distinctive figure on the Luang Prabang skyline. The hill is known as a wonderful place to watch the sun rise or set over the Mekong River.

There are hundreds of steps to climb this hill but the climb is gentle enough for anyone who is in reasonable health. With only some hours for the climb and descent, with several stops to rest under the shady trees and admire the magical views. Tourists can enjoy a breathtaking 360 degree outlook across the city and its many temples, and out over the surrounding scenery to the mountains in the distance.

As well as, tourists can pray and make offerings at several temples along the way. At the top of the hill you can buy flowers at Wat Chomsi to offer for blessings, as well as caged birds. The Laos believe that if you set a bird free you will give good luck and happiness in the future.


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