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Phou Si Hill in Luang Prabang: Useful travel tips

Practical tip for Phou Si Hill in Luang Prabang

Here are some useful travel tips for you about Phou Si Hill in Luang Prabang.

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You can see gilded stupa of Wat Chom Si on the top of Phou Si Hill in Luang Prabang, Laos.
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You can see the whole village in Luang Prabang of Laos from the top of Phou Si Hill.

1. Entrance fee: 20,000 kip (= $ 2.5 = 2.3 euro) to go up the hill.

2. How to get to the Hill: There are two entrances you can use. One is opposite the Royal Place Museum on Th Sisavangvong (the main road of Luang Prabang), and the other is on Kingkitsarath Road – the stairs to the Phou Si Hill are somewhere between Lao Lao garden and Wat Siphoutthabath.

3. Opening hours: 8 am – 5 pm, but I went up to the hill after 5 pm to see the sunset.

4. Monk Chat: It’s not an official program but I met a bunch of young monks who are interested in talking with tourists on the way up to the Hill. I found it interesting. To have a monk chat, you should take the stairs on Kingkitsarath Road.

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5. Do I recommend watching the sunrise or the sunset on the top of the hill?

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This is the sunset you can see from the Phou Si Hill.

My answer is that I’m not sure……it’s all up to you. I didn’t wake up early, so I have nothing to say about the sunrise. I can’t recommend watching the sunset since its so crowded. (It wasn’t that great to be on the top with so many people in a tiny space on the top of Phou Si Hill. Maybe in a low season, it will be different.) Personally, I much preferred watching the sunset by the Mekong.

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