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Address: Vientiane, Laos
Description: The "Victory Gate" of the city was built in 1962 out of U.S.-purchased...
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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The landmark of Vientiane but...

An impressive must see monument on your first visit to Vientiane. I don't understand why did it take 11 years to build (1957-1968) especially when the funding came all the way... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Gold Coast, Australia
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65 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We went with three kids and it was an interesting outing on our last afternoon in Laos. We spent about one hour there and the views from the top were interesting. The kids enjoyed the scramble up some of the steps and looking at the souvenirs at the shops on the way up. Our family had been to Laos three... More 

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San Francisco, California, United States
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This place has a very interesting history that dates back to the 1950s/1960s. Long ago, I heard a rumor about how/why it was built. But it is too long a story to write here!

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Old Windsor, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

An impressive must see monument on your first visit to Vientiane. I don't understand why did it take 11 years to build (1957-1968) especially when the funding came all the way from the US; one has to assume local government embezzlement. I didn't pay the fare to go to the top but I will do that on my next visit.... More 

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Miami, Florida
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13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Let's begin with the fact that I visited the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France. This clearly shows the French influence in this are and it is a mix of local and French architecture. the climb is not as bad as the one in Paris but is long non the less, make sure you make it to the very top... More 

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Bournemouth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I really liked the look of this monument and found it really interesting. There was a poster on the wall that described it as a "monster of concrete"; yes, I agree but at the same time there is something really nice about it. Definetly worth a visit but and it's very cheap for a ticket to the top which has... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

A great concrete monstrosity - was ugly in 1962 when it was built and has been deteriorating ever since. It is worth visiting however because it is so much part of Lao history. Although not many people know that it is rumoured to have been built with money donated by the Chinese Government to build an airport. You can climb... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Built by the French during colonial days in a French-Lao style (?) this monument is worth a detour for its park and fountain -especially at night when it's illuminated. The view over the city from the top is quite nice.

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Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Patuxai overlooks the city beautifully. It give you a great view and looks rather majestic in a city that definitely lacks such feel. Worth a quick look.

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Antipolo City, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The Patuxai, built to honor those who fought for their freedom, is situated within the city center, which makes it very accessible to tourists. It is a 10 minute walk from the other attractions such as the Palais Presidentiel, the Wat Si Saket and the Ho Phra Keow. A French arch with Laotian details, it is great for photo taking... More 

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Toulouse, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Located at the far end of Lane Xang, the monement has a park around it and a fountain. The architecture and the carvings on the monument resembles l'arc de triomphe. Many benches available to rest for a while.

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Address: Vientiane, Laos
Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Vientiane Province  >  Vientiane

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