When I first arrived, it was closed, come back after lunch break:
You can climb up several levels, until you reach the roof, more rural paintings:
Bridge over the Khan river (free) near the wat for cars and pedestrians, boys grill fish they caught, girls wash clothes and women wash seaweed from the river (edible, I asked):
Temporary (dry season) bamboo bridge for pedestrians over Khan river, 2000 Kip per person (actually there are two bridges, another one is near the mouth of Khan river into Mekong):
Spend the rest of the afternoon walking in Luang Prabang, then back to guesthouse where I checked out in the morning and left my luggage and arranged pick-up to the bus station.
Location of Wat Phol Phao on googlemaps:
(entry only possible from the south)
further reading about the Wat Phol Phao (and other wats in Luang Prabang):
transport in and out of Luang Prabang:
Still attractions left to see in Luang Prabang (after two visits 3 days 2 nights), I might go again some day.