We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
More Info
US$215.00*
and up
Vientiane Full-Day Tour
More Info
US$96.30*
and up
Full-Day Vientiane Sightseeing Tour with Buddha Park Visit
More Info
US$65.00*
and up
Half-Day Vientiane City Bike Tour
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
The "Victory Gate" of the city was built in 1962 out of U.S.-purchased cement that was intended for a new airport.
  • Excellent22%
  • Very good47%
  • Average28%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“arc de triomphe” (142 reviews)
“vertical runway” (35 reviews)
“city view” (23 reviews)
LOCATION
Vientiane, Laos
CONTACT
Website
Write a Review
Reviews (1,988)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 1,235 reviews

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.

Thank KLCME
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.

Thank JNFII
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
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Kualao Restaurant
298 reviews
1.08 km away
Delight House of Fruit Shakes
51 reviews
1.11 km away
Delhi Durbar
65 reviews
.87 km away
Pho Zap
51 reviews
.93 km away
Nearby Attractions
Wat Si Saket
981 reviews
1.16 km away
Ho Pra Keo
285 reviews
1.25 km away
Wat Ho Phakeo
92 reviews
1.25 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Patuxai staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit