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The "Victory Gate" of the city was built in 1962 out of U.S.-purchased cement that was intended for a new airport.
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“arc de triomphe” (142 reviews)
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Vientiane, Laos
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Amazing architecture in the middle of quite a rural city in Laos Vientiane Can be seen from afar a statement piece of architecture

Thank Marlene W
Reviewed 5 days ago

View is so fantastic. If you have time, you have to go up. Souvenir shop is cheaper than night market.

Thank Alicia9119
Reviewed 1 week ago

3,000 for city view. Not a must to go up to the top as the stair was narrow enough for 1 person. There were not enough space to take photos as tour groups took turn to take self-fie. It was frustrating to be stuck at...More

Thank Enhan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a good spot for photos! I didn't venture up to the top, where I can only imagine you'd get spectacular views of the city. Venture under the monument to see the detail in the roof. There are many local photographers there who will take...More

Thank LouiseCam
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a monument right at the city center. It is a nice construction but nothing special. You can take a look even from the taxi

Thank frank m
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in the centre of the park, this imposing structure has been spruced up and repainted since we saw it last year. Panoramic views of the city can be seen from the top. Nice fountain and gardens surrounding it.

Thank nellielim
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's definitely a must see in the besutiful Vientiane. A short tuk tuk drive from center of Laos, about $2USD. Since you can walk and most of the views are exterior, the tuk tuk drivers will even wait on the side of the road for...More

Thank JCRtraveller
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This really reminds me of arc de triumph in Paris except it is decorated with beautiful elephants on the ceiling and Asian style figurines. We pay 3000kip each to climb up the stairs (about 150 steps). Very easy to climb. The view from the top...More

Thank EastmeetsWestAB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Patuxai has convenient parking, and we were impressed that the stairways going to the top are nice and wide, so it's an easy climb for families. Within each level there are little souvenir stalls, and the prices seem similar to those found at the night...More

Thank dyceedo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a very nice place to take photo etc. I think it looks prettier in the night but we went in the afternoon. Quite alot of tourists are there taking photos and alot of tour bus are there. Didn't climb up to see but...More

Thank pandaat501
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