One of the many wonderful things about Luang Prabang is its proximity to everything. A traveler doesn’t need to look far to find things to do in this beautiful little town. The northern hillside slope of Phu Si is just across the street from the Royal Palace Museum.
The routes meandering throughout Phu Si boast magnificent temples and shrines. The summit of the 100m hill site hosts some of the oldest temples in town, and also provide a bird’s eye view of the town of Luang Prabang, nestled in the bosom of the surrounding mountain range.
That Chomsi stands at the summit. It’s 24m structure is visible from the town at ground-level. Once you have reached the chedi, you can continue down over the other side of the hill along a beautifully bricked pathway that leads you among fragrant frangipani and hibiscus blooms. The entire hillside has quiet, sheltered areas for worshipers.
Most of the hill side has been recently reconstructed and a fee of $1 US is required to climb the hill.