Phu Si Hill and Temple in Luang Prabang

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Phu Si Hill and Temple is located in the city center and is the most iconic and visited Luang Prabang tourist attraction. Indeed, due to lack of time, you can skip National Museum and Royal Palace, some of the temples, but not Phusi Hill.

The Hill is 100 meters high, and at the top is a beautiful gilded pagoda with a height of another 24 meters. But you can not climb the pagoda, only to the top, for which you need to overcome 329 steps, which is very easy to do. There is an observation deck at the top that offers the best views of Luang Prabang and the river. It is especially beautiful here during sunset or dawn. True, tourists gather at the top during sunset quite a lot, so come a little earlier to take a convenient place, because the observation deck is very narrow.

Still at the top are the remains of an old Soviet-made anti-aircraft installation, a temple at the base of a pagoda with an altar, several statues of Buddha and small pagodas. But that's not all. On the eastern side of the hill on the slope there are two more small and special cave temple of the footprint of the Buddha (Buddha's Footprint Temple). Locals say that the Buddha himself left his mark in this cave, but for some reason The Trace itself is not visible in the cave.

Phu Si Hill and Temple in Luang Prabang
Panorama, Hill and Temple Phusi (Phu Si) in Luang Prabang

🕐 Working hours: from 08: 00 to 18:00.

🚶 Entrance fee / tickets price: 20,000 Kip (1.51 USD, see Lao currency and exchange rate).

🚶 How to get there: located in the city center (Phusi Hill and Temple on Luang Prabang map). Three staircases lead to the summit: from Sisavangvong Road (entrance opposite the royal palace); from the northeast side through the alleys and Wat Pha Khe temple; and from Kingkitsarath Rd. To see everything, it is best to go up from Sisavangvong Road, and descend the stairs through the Wat Pha Khe temple. In principle, it is easy to understand the route, it is impossible to get lost. There is also free entry via the trail on the southwest side (from the TEAC Museum).

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Panorama from Phusi Hill

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