Mount Phou Si

Great views, even better sunsets

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What we say: 3.5 stars

Phou Si, meaning Holy Mountain in Lao, offers a panoramic view of town and the Mekong and Nam Khan. To maximize the view of each river, try walking up one side and then going down the other.

The temple on top is striking from a distance, but nothing spectacular once you're up close. Many people gather here to watch the sunset or sunrise and vendors sell snacks and drinks near the foot of the hill. Buy a bottle or two of Beerlao to carry up with you for the perfect sundowner.

There are two entrances to the stairs, one at the front of the hill along Sisavangvong Road and one at the back, and the 20,000 kip entrance fee will be collected regardless which one you use. A couple of rundown temples are at the base of the hill and no entrance fee is collected if you only visit those.

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Opening Hours: Open daily.
Last updated: 24th February, 2013

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