Phou Si

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The gilded stupa of Wat Chom Si on the summit of Mount Phou Si.
View from Phou Si Mekong River and Nam Khan River

Mount Phou Si, also written Mount Phu Si, is a 100 m high hill in the centre of the old town of Luang Prabang[1] 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 are 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.

Entrance to Phou Si is 20,000 Kip as of July 2018.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Phu Si Lung Mountain Information". www.mountain-forecast.com. Retrieved 2017-05-15.
  2. ^ Coupletraveltheworld, Nadia (August 30, 2018). "Why Hiking Mount Phousi is always a good idea". Couple Travel the World. Retrieved July 30, 2018.

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Coordinates: 19°53′25″N 102°08′13″E / 19.8904°N 102.1369°E / 19.8904; 102.1369