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Climbing the 328 Zig Zag Steps of Mount Phousi

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.

Mount Phousi
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.Ā  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.

Wat Chom Si

That Phousi

That Phousi

Wat Chom Si

Mount Phousi

Monk at Mount Phousi

Cat at Mount Phousi

Mount Phousi

On top of Mount Phousi is one of the most beautiful view of Luang Prabang,Ā  the Royal Palace and the Nam Khan river.

The Royal Palace

Nam Kan

Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang

The Bodhi tree was donated by the government of India in 1957 on the 2500th anniversary of Buddha.

Bodhi Tree

Freeing a bird for good luck is still very popular amongst the locals and tourists.Ā  I also noticed a little shrine for spirit worshiping.

Birds spirit shrine

Coming down was a lot easier than going up.

Mount Phousi

12 thoughts on “Climbing the 328 Zig Zag Steps of Mount Phousi”

  1. Those 328 steps look challenging! I bet the view is worth every step.

    Is the cat sitting amongst moss? It must be cold there. But looks like the cat is enjoying the sun. Very serene.

  2. lady0fdarkness, I’m also fascinated by the nagas on roof tops. The temples in Laos are absolutely beautiful, and there are more photos of temples in Vientiane that are also beautiful, that I will post later on.

    Hi Salat, the cat is sitting amongst moss because the temple and steps are real old, I thought you would like the cat photo.

    When I was doing research for this post, I didn’t know that there is another way up to Mount Phousi, and I believed that other entrance, there is a cave with lying Buddha statue inside, I should have done my research before I went.

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