Considered the spiritual heart of Laos, Luang Prabang is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has a lot of history, religion and geography. The mountain is considered holy to both Buddhists and Hindus.
Entrance Fees and Opening Hours
The entrance fees to climb Mount Phousi is about $2.50 or £2. You will have to pay only after you’ve made it halfway up the mountain. The Mountain opens at 5.30 am and closes at 6 pm but you can stay over after sunset if you please.
While the mountain is easily accessible by car from any of the nearby Luang Prabang hotels, the only way you can get to the top is if you climb the stairways on either side of the mountain. It is not wheelchair accessible as such.
The Sacred Hill
The mountain is sacred to the Lao people and the Wat Chom Si temple is said to have important religious implications to Buddhist believers.
Don’t Consume Alcohol
So even though you can consume alcohol in the hotels the likes of Avani+ Luang Prabang, you are advised to maintain respect when you are scaling the mountain and treat it as the sacred site it is.
Explore Wat Chom Si
Once you are at the top, apart from witnessing beautiful sunsets over the confluence of rivers you will also be able to explore Wat Chom Si Temple.