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Sunday Snapshot: Luang Prabang from Phousi

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Sunday Snapshot: Luang Prabang from Phousi

view from Phousi, Luang Prabang, Laos

It’s somewhat of a tourist ritual in Luang Prabang to watch sunrise or sunset from the top of Mount Phousi. The ascent is more of a long stair climb up a steep hill than a mountain climbing feat. We went a little early to enjoy the view before the crowds arrived around dusk. ┬áThe incredible 360 degree panoramic view of Luang Prabang from Mount Phousi proved that the popularity of this summit is more than justified.


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  1. Gaye Emami January 20, 2013

    What a beautiful sweeping view! Luang Prabang looks so green. Haven't been there, and can't wait to visit someday. Hopefully this 2013.

    • waysofwanderers January 21, 2013

      I couldn't recommend it more – it's a beautiful city. I hope you get a chance to go!

  2. Julika January 22, 2013

    Wow! What an amazing view! This landscape must be breathtaking!

    • waysofwanderers January 22, 2013

      Totally! It's incredible seeing all the elements that make Luang Prabang beautiful – the colonial architecture, the temples, the mountains – all together and from above.

  3. memographer January 23, 2013

    I stayed in Luang Prabang four full days in August 2012. EVERY day started and ended with rain. I couldn't get sunrise, sunset, alms ceremony pics… nothing! I've climbed, however, the Mount Phousi. The view is gorgeous!
    My recent post A Walk in Christmasy New York

    • waysofwanderers January 23, 2013

      That's too bad! Although, I imagine Luang Prabang looked beautiful even if the rain – it's just that kind of place.

      • memographer January 23, 2013

        Yes, you are right, Jessica. It is a beautiful and very relaxing place.

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