When we visited Mount Phousi , I was concerned about my dad, we had to climb up 328 zig zag steps to get to the top of Mount Phousi, but surprisingly he has no problem, I was worn out by the time I got to the top.
According to my map, Mount Phousi is right at the center of the old town of Luang Prabang. It is bordered on one side by the Mekong River and on the other side by the Nam Khan River. As for the entrance fee, it costs 5,000 kips ($0.59) for Lao people, and 20,000 kips ($2.37) for a foreigner, as for me, I considered myself a Lao Pakse and only paid 5,000 kips, and my dad donated some money at Wat Chom Si.
When you get to the top, there is a small temple called Wat Chom Si, with golden stupa of That Phousi.
On top of Mount Phousi is one of the most beautiful view of Luang Prabang, the Royal Palace and the Nam Khan river.
The Bodhi tree was donated by the government of India in 1957 on the 2500th anniversary of Buddha.
Freeing a bird for good luck is still very popular amongst the locals and tourists. I also noticed a little shrine for spirit worshiping.
Coming down was a lot easier than going up.