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Address: Vientiane, Laos
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The "Victory Gate" of the city was built in 1962 out of...

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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Don't forget Vientiane is a small town in a poor country. Good location, nice views of the fountain. A quick and easy monument to see. There is an English translation of a sign... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Don't forget Vientiane is a small town in a poor country. Good location, nice views of the fountain. A quick and easy monument to see. There is an English translation of a sign inside the monument saying that this is really not well built and does not celebrate very much!!! Nothing too special. But in a beautiful garden location visited... More 

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Paris, France
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were disappointed by the inside and by the view. Just watching it from the outside is enough. You have to pay to go up

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

You can climb to the top of a dollar , great views of Vientiane.worth a look,,there's loads of shops inside selling tourist rubbish. If your in Vientiane it's about the best thing to go and see.

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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A must for all visitors.. Name Victory Monument Gate same as the France Arc of triump.. Pay 3000 kip to climb up to the roof top..stop at all floors for bargains on souvenirs shop n resting as its quite tiring 4 to 5 floors... Fascinating views of Central Vientiane.. Beautiful fountain upon arrival to Patuxai..

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Destination to go in Vientiane as its symbolic, check-in here. I went this place in the evening many tourists there also. Place name Patuxai means "Victory Gate" you can see Government official building from Patuxai.

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Baja California, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Quite nice place, but be careful at the entrance you will have a fee to pay. View is nice from the top and there were quite many people as well.

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A long climb to the top punctuated by markets on every floor. You get a great view of the city from the top so it is well worth the effort. Additionally the stalls inside the building had lots to offer.

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Bandung, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The location in the city centre easy to access. We took "tuk tuk" the local transportation to go around the city. I think it was hard to find other public transporttaion if you not travel with a group. Patuxai mean Victory Gate, this is like a war monument was bulit 1957- 1968. The Founain in the middle is beautiful but... More 

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Vientiane, Laos
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a must to visit Patuxai. It is a war monument in the centre of Vientiane, Laos, Been there every time I have visitors.

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Guangzhou, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit! The view from the top of the monument is very good - it's a great way to see the whole city. It costs 3,000 kip (25p GBP) to go to the top of the monument.It's definitely worth a visit if you are in Vientiane.

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