Mount Phousi

Already our last day in Laos before flying to Hanoi (instead of taking the bus as we initially had planned. It should be obvious why). Today on the program: a visit to the palace and to watch the sunset from nearby Mount Phousi.

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Temple on the palace grounds.
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The front of the palace.
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Across the street from the palace there is a small mountain. To get there you have to go up the stairs, about 400 steps.
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An hour before sunset we headed to the entrance.
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Again, there was a temple.
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View halfway. You can see the bridge we crossed the night before to go to the pizza place.
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The way up was quite interesting, as it was littered with a lot of Buddha statues all covered in gold paint. This one is Tuesday Buddha.
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Saturday Buddha.

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Modern monks.
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View from the top of mount Phousi.
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The top was kind of a bad joke. It was so crowded with tourists, you had to push yourself through them to get a nice shot of the sunset.
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Say hello to the crowd.
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Go away, damn tourists!
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After pushing some of them over the edge I ended up with a satisfactory sunset picture 😉
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Even going down was quite tireing in the Laos heat.
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Down again. The night market had already started. On the other side the palace temple.
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