With mountains and the Mekong River covering the western side of Luang Prabang, the sleepy town enjoys some of the best sunsets in Southeast Asia. To really take advantage of this, here is a guide of where to enjoy the best sunsets in Luang Prabang.

Phousi Mountain

Climbing up the 100 meter hill of Phousi or Phu Si is indeed tiring. But once you are at the top (which is higher than any point in Luang Prabang), linger there for a nice view of the town and an uninterrupted view of the setting sun behind the mountains. Apart from being known as a great place for seeing the sunset, Mount Phousi also houses several popular Buddhist temples if you are interested in some extra cultural exploration.


Sunset watching while sipping a cocktail by the bank of Mekong River

The idyllic Mekong River is a true symbol that plays a significant role in Laos. It provides a peaceful atmosphere of untouched nature. So after a long day full of sightseeing and activities, if you don’t want to get sweated again by climbing uphill, a leisure choice for you is just lie down on the Mekong River bank to enjoy a refreshing drink and some local snacks while looking at the sunset. If you travel as couples, this will be an unforgettable on your luxury trips to Laos. You can do this after a boat trip from Pak Ou Caves or a city tour. The activity is provided exclusively by Exotic Voyages, a luxury travel company.


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