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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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Patuxai somewhat similar to the Arc de Triumph in Paris but bore a cultural identity of Laos. It is decorated idols Kinari - half woman and half bird, is the reliefs described... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
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Denpasar, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Patuxai somewhat similar to the Arc de Triumph in Paris but bore a cultural identity of Laos. It is decorated idols Kinari - half woman and half bird, is the reliefs described Rama and the epic style tower of Laos.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We spent a day cycling around Vientiane. What a lovely piece of architecture, with nice public garden areas close by Well worth a visit

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Ha Giang Province, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

You can rent bikes at the hotel and then take only 7-10 minutes bike ride will arrive. Patuxay about 7 storey high tower, you can buy tickets to watch the setting up city here.

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Vientiane, Laos
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

very nice and fantasy. you can go around hery by walk or bikes. you can rent bikes in backpacker garden hostel, then 10 minutes bike ride to arrive Patuxay.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Nice piece of architecture with tiled ceiling interior. For 3000kip you can climb to the top for some okay views of the city! Not too crowded and no hassle from anyone trying to sell stuff which is always a winner for me. There were photographers around if you happened to want your picture taken but they didn't approach people! Easily... More 

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Perth, Australia
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Should I start with the negatives or the positives?.... I think I will go the negatives for a change. The Patuxai is poorly maintained and really needs a bit of TLC. Some new paint on the interior walls, removal of the atrocious fluorescent lighting and a general repairing of the Patuxai exterior. It looked dilapidated and worn out. On the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

A very impressive structure with well maintained surroundings and gardens. This is a must see on anyones trip to Vientiane. Not far from the city centre.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Upthere they have so many shops selling sovenirs. It is an ok place to have the view of the city, since it is not too high and there is not much things going on in Vientiane.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Nice view of the city. 200 steps to the top. Climb finishes with narrow spiral staircase. Check out the dome roof on the climb down.

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Kuala Lumpur
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This massive monument is made up of tons of cements and it appears an outstanding structure in the middle of Vientiane city.It has a beautiful garden setting with fountains.There are many carvings of statues,deities and exclusive art works and paintings. Never miss this place when you are in Vientiane.It has a huge park for you to relax and watch time... More 

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