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Phousi Hill

Dominating the old city centre, the abrupt 100m-tall hill of Phousi is crowned by a 20m gilded stupa called That Chomsi, which is sacred and highly revered.

Phousi Hill is ascendable on several paths. There are two major staircases climbing up on the northern side, one through Vat Siphoutthabath Thibpharam to a miniature shrine that protects a Buddha footprint, and the other through Vat Thammothagnaram by the Nam Khane River. Around Vat Tham (Cave Temple – shortened from Vat Thammothagnaram) lie a series of new gilded Buddha images nestled into rocky clefts and niches.

Ascending through the front staircase in front of the former Royal Palace, visitors need to climb 328 stairs winding under the frangipani trees.

Once reaching the top, climbers, though exhausted, will be rewarded with an amazing panoramic view of the whole town. This is the highest point in town, from which you can have a good view of the whole area. Sunrises and sunsets can be spectacular, with the panoramic view from the top.

Viewed from a distance, especially when floodlit at night, the stupa is amazing and seems to float in the hazy air.

  Phousi Hill

Dominating the old city centre, the abrupt 100m-tall hill of Phousi is crowned by a 20m gilded stupa called That Chomsi, which is sacred and highly revered.

psiPhousi Hill is ascendable on several paths. There are two major staircases

climbing up on the northern side, one through Vat Siphoutthabath Thibpharam to a miniature shrine that protects a Buddha footprint, and the other through Vat Thammothagnaram by the Nam Khane River. Around Vat Tham (Cave Temple – shortened from Vat Thammothagnaram) lie a series of new gilded Buddha images nestled into rocky clefts and niches.

Ascending through the front staircase in front of the former Royal Palace, visitors need to climb 328 stairs winding under the frangipani trees.

Once reaching the top, climbers, though exhausted, will be rewarded with an amazing panoramic view of the whole town. This is the highest point in town, from which you can have a good view of the whole area. Sunrises and sunsets can be spectacular, with the panoramic view from the top.

Viewed from a distance, especially when floodlit at night, the stupa is amazing and seems to float in the hazy air.