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Patuxai

Address: Vientiane, Laos
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Ranked #8 of 27 Attractions in Vientiane
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Observation Decks/ Towers, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Owner description: The "Victory Gate" of the city was built in 1962 out of...
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Observation Decks/ Towers, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Owner description: 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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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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176 reviews 176 reviews
128 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Patuxai is one of the better places to visit in Vientiane. Probably one of the tallest building, supposedly the Victory Gate. It has some fountains and garden below, located right in the center of several buildings of government ministries, including the PM's office. On one side, the Lang Xane Avenue connects it directly to the Presidential Palace. You can climb... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

The Victory Gates are easily viewed from afar. Not too much reason to actually go there and climb up. Bad tourist shops inside as you go up. Views around aren't much. Prime Ministers office building adjacent built 5 years ago is worth a quick look. Fountain in front, donated/built by Chinese, goes off in the evenings and on weekends. We... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Not sure what all the fanfare is about here. It is yet again, a monument that reminds one of another victory in a war. A war where innocents were most likely killed and damage was done. Why not build monuments that glorify real accomplishments in a society?

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Lapu-Lapu City, Lapu-Lapu, Philippines
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

This attraction is very nice to see especially walking towards it from the presidential palace but once you get close, you can see that it is not well - maintained. For one that resembles the one in Europe, the upkeep should have been given attention. It is one of the saving grace in Vientiane considering that there are not that... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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45 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

The infamous PATUXAI is being reckoned as "THE PLACE" in VIENTIANE. Anyone visited Vientiane and miss PATUXAI would be consided as not seen Vientiane. All the tour companies bringing loads of tourists daily to this place. It is NO 1 in the list of " MUST SEE " sights in Vientiane. The tourist board also done lots to make the... More 

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Kiev, Ukraine
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56 attraction reviews
1,205 helpful votes 1,205 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

at approx. US$ 0.40 you can climb the arc which was built in the 50's of the last century. There're many terrible souvenir shops inside - which ruin the beautiful interior. But once up you'll have a fantastic view around.

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Denpasar, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I went to Patuxai in the morning during my stay on Vientiane. It is easy to be reached using bicycle from the hotel that I stayed, especially in the morning as there is no traffic jam in Vientiane and I was very happy that i could find one of world peace gong that was gift from Republic of Indonesia to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Disappointing. Only come here if you are close by. Take pictures from distance, where it looks decent. Lousy French who built this...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Different place. Worth a visit, the gardens are nice but the building needs some paint. Too many many that want to take you photo.... a bit annoying.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Very like the Arc de Triomphe in Paris but smaller. Quite a few steps to the top,but nice views around the city when you get there. Souvenirs available on the top and in the shop within the arch itself.Closes early (about 5 pm when we were there.) Nice to come back at night and see it lit up with the... More 

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