From the summit, you can enjoy a spectacular 360-degree outlook across the city and its many temples, and out over the surrounding landscape to the mountains in the distance. Count on spending a couple of hours for the climb and descent, with several stops to see the temples, rest under the shady trees and admire the magical views.

There are hundreds of steps to negotiate, but the climb is gentle enough for anyone who is in reasonable health. For a complete experience, go up Mount Phousi on one side and use the other set of steps to make your way down again. You can pray and make offerings at several temples along the way. Next to Wat Chomsi at the top of the hill, you can buy flowers to offer for blessings, as well as caged birds. Laos believes that if you set a bird free you will enjoy good luck and happiness in the future.

During peak tourist seasons, many tourists await on top of the Stupa the sunset and it does get very busy and crowded. DiscoverLaos Team would recommend that you visit in the morning for a relaxing journey and chance to snap a beautiful photo instead. 

Opening Hours: 8am - 5pm

Entrances Fees: 20,000 KIP