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That Chomsi Stupa

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Address: Sisavangvong Road, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos

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Cool, serene and mystical

The golden stupa is located at the summit of Mount Phousi. Outwardly, it is miniature in size and does not appear to me as magnificent or spectacular. Most visitors are more... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 March 2015
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015

beautiful stupa, peaceful, good for meditation and solace we enjoyed all Laotian temples, they have that incredible peace

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015

To wlak up all the stairs in the morning on Mount Phu Si! Excuisite view all over Luang Prabang and you can watch the cities growth by observing all the NEW ROOFS - and of course , you see the green Laos too.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015 via mobile

Suggest going in the morning and avoiding the midday heat as we found ourselves sweltering but even so well worth the many manyyyy steps for the spectacular views and beautiful temple!

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Evergem, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015

On top of Mount Phousi you will find the small golden stupa, well maintained. Ofcourse with Budha statues inside and place to make offerings. Alot of locals do that i saw. Its a pretty big climb to the top to see it but its worth it because you have a great view on the city of LP. The climb goes... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2015

We had just visited the Old Palace so we crossed the road and then climbed the hill (about 15 min at a slow/steady pace) to the temple. Like other reviews have said, it doesn't compare with other temples, and is very small and looks a bit neglected. However, from the top the views around LP are excellent and if you... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2015

The golden stupa is located at the summit of Mount Phousi. Outwardly, it is miniature in size and does not appear to me as magnificent or spectacular. Most visitors are more engrossed in admiring the awesome sunset view over the Mekong River than lifting their heads to have a glimpse of the stupa above their heads. The golden stupa is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2015

Once you climb up Mt. Phousi you're rewarded with excellent views and That Chomsi stupa. Small temple but popular with locals. Many people release caged sparrows here. When you learn the folk tale of how Mt. Phousi was created by Hanuman for the Queen it makes it even more interesting!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2015 via mobile

SUMMARY: At the top of Mount Phousi is a small temple. It is fairly average and not worth a dedicated trip. The real reason to come here is to take in the views from the top of Mount Phousi. The viewing platform is surrounds the temple. The temple therefore makes the mountain top look more picturesque.

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2014 via mobile

Not exactly what you would climb up the hill for. The view of LP, the Mekong, Nam Khan and the surrounding hills at the top of Mount Phou Si is the main attraction. This is just the side attraction.

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Lapu-Lapu City, Lapu-Lapu, Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2014

It was a very nice morning after watching the Tak Bat, the fog covered the hill and we were excited to see what's up that hill that people seemed very excited to see. And so we joined the bandwagon of tourists stomping and puffing to that stupa at the top BUT upon reaching it, everything went downhill immediately, the excitement... More 

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