Phou Si Hill in Luang Prabang: How to guide

Phou Si Hill how to guide

Practical tip for Phou Si Hill in Luang Prabang

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

Phou Si Hill in Luang Prabang - how to guide - Wat Chom Si - Luang Prabang - Laos
You can see gilded stupa of Wat Chom Si on the top of Phou Si Hill in Luang Prabang, Laos.
Phou Si Hill in Luang Prabang - how to guide - Luang Prabang - Laos
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 HillThere 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 hours8 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.

Phou Si Hill how to guide - Monk chat - Luang Prabang - Laos

(If you want to know about cool monk chat in Chiang Mai, please click here.)

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

Phou Si Hill how to guide - sunset - Luang Prabang - Laos
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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