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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 yesterday

With its upper level topped with five ornate towers in the traditional Laos style, the Patuxai Victory Monument cuts a distinctive figure on the Vientiane skyline. It forms the centerpiece of Patuxai Park, and is dedicated to the Laos who were killed in the fight...More

Thank ArghyaKolkata
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Cooled off next the fountain while I pondered how they Lao gov were able to use donated concrete for a very different purpose. Love that bravado.

Thank Marc C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Walked up here. Interesting and definitely worth a visit. Note that only accessible if you can walk up stairs. Good views all around the city.

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very old and incomplete structure but similar to the Arc De Triumph in Paris. Pay 3k to climb up for a view of the city. Many souvenir shops inside and I was told they are cheaper than the night market. The fountain behind is also...More

Thank PoppyPotatoe
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is an impressive structure, known as the “arc de Triomphe” of SE Asia. There are also parks and fountains nearby. Definitely worth seeing.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The patuxai is located at center of a road and is a must visit place if you are staying at vientiane. The patuxai has its own park where in front of it is a fountain. Good place for pictures. You can climb up by using...More

Thank Amirul S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quick drive by visit, but the fountains weren’t on when we went. Important monument for the locals but there isn’t much going on here. Good photo opportunity but you won’t need too much time here. Max 30minutes I feel.

Thank HasilRoshni
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The photo shown is not the ອະນຸສາວະລີປະຕູໄຊ.. It's a photo across the street. The money used to build this was USA $. It's called the vertical runway since the funds were for an airport. You pay to climb to the top. Numerous shops are inside.

Thank G L
Reviewed 1 week ago

At first, I wasn't planning on going up to the top. But once I saw the arc itself, and how majestic and beautiful it is, I changed my mind. It's about 7 stories high with three separate sets of stair case. First and second sets...More

Thank Geminican
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Free to visit, so surely a must go Impressive structure - historic Very good to take a selfie / photogenic

Thank KarenPatrizia8
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