Laos | Luang Prabang

Mount Phou Si Luang Prabang

Southeast Asia Tour 2015

Luang Prabang | Laos

08 Dec 2015 | Tue

Day 20 of 46

  • Downtown Luang Prabang | Morning Market
  • Mount Phou Si Luang Prabang
  • Walkabout Around Luang Prabang
  • Lunch at Tamarind Restaurant

Mount Phou Si Luang Prabang

Mount Phou Si Luang Prabang is a stunning sight located in the city of Luang Prabang, Laos. This high hill offers visitors an incredible view of the city from its summit, and it also houses some fascinating cultural sites.

Walk Up to Top of Mount Phou Si Luang Prabang

Located close to the center of town, Mount Phou Si is easily accessible to visitors and locals alike, making it one of the most popular attractions in the area. For many locals, visiting Mount Phou Si has become an annual tradition during Buddhist festivals such as Songkran and Lao New Year.

The sacred Mount Phousi stands at the heart of the historic town built on a peninsula delimited by the Mekong and the Nam Khan, domain of the mythical naga. Ceremonies to appease the nagas and other evil spirits, and Buddhist religious practices (Prabang procession, the monks’ morning quest) perpetuate the sanctity of the place.

– UNESCO World Heritage Centre Luang Prabang

View from Top of Mount Phou Si

Mount Phou Si, also written Mount Phu Si, is a 100 m (328 ft) high hill in the centre of the old town of Luang Prabang[ in Laos. It lies in the heart of the old town peninsula and is bordered on one side by the Mekong River and on the other side by the Nam Khan River. The hill is a local religious site, and houses several Buddhist shrines.

Halfway up the hill, overlooking the Nam Khan is Wat Tham Phou Si, a Buddhist temple. At the summit of the hill, overlooking the town and surrounding countryside, is Wat Chom Si, which is also a Buddhist temple and is a tourist highlight of Luang Prabang.

– Wikipedia Mount Phou Si

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