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Address: Vientiane, Laos
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The "Victory Gate" of the city was built in 1962 out of...

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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Vientiane Half-Day City Tour
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Guided Vientiane City and Buddha Park Full-Day Tour
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Private Tour: Vientiane City Sightseeing and Buddha Park

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Beautiful Monument

It was in the middle of Vientiane. I walk from Talat Sao Shopping Mall. What i like is because i have a chance to see some old french building along the way that some become a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Zaini O

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8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Having climbed the arc de triomphe in Paris some years ago, I was keen to see this and compare. Visually striking from some distance away, up close it is clear that the monument is in a state of disrepair. The artwork is beginning to grime over, plasterwork is falling away and the cement is grimey and poorly rendered. A bit... More 

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Vientiane, Laos
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24 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This delightful landmark is located in the heart of Vientiane and is a must see for anyone visiting the city for the first time. It has a remarkable resemblance to France's Arc de Triomphe although I'm told it's typically Lao in design with its ornate depictions of mythological creatures and detailed complexities. Pictures definitely don't do this structure justice, you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was in the middle of Vientiane. I walk from Talat Sao Shopping Mall. What i like is because i have a chance to see some old french building along the way that some become a bank or institution. You need to climb up for a great view wit a cost of 3000kip. Along the way up, there's some shops... More 

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Thank Zaini O
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It will cost you 3000kip to go up which is well worth it. Make sure you go all the way to the top. When you reach the main viewing point, go into the shop in the middle and take the stairs up another two floors for better views. There are shops on the way up if you want to buy... More 

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Marbella, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The surroundings were nice and the Patuxai OK, but nothing special. Nice view of Vientiane from the towers

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Thank sol653
Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is probably the monument you have to see (and climb) if you come to Vientiane. Better on a sunny day for great pics.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Well worth climbing to the top. Good view from the top. Fountains in front. It's a Laos Style Arc de Triumph

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

we have seen it both times; day and night. During day you can go upstairs and enjoy the view over the city. But the heat almost killed me there. So we went again (because we have seen that there are a lot of lamps on the palms and building) with our bike. Its really amazing and the temp. very comfortable.... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Every floor was filled with typical tourist scam... But the view from the top was nice. However - look for other things to watch.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For lack of a better alternative, we went here. The building is ugly crumbling rotting concrete and it's rather sad to see that this is one of Vientiane's main attractions. Luckily entrance is only 3000 kip and views from the top are decent.

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