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Patuxai

Vientiane, Laos
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Ranked #9 of 32 Attractions in Vientiane
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Observation Decks/ Towers
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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74 reviews 74 reviews
12 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This monument visit should be a part of your visit, however, one time is enough take your own picture, nothing much really, not well maintain.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Loved this iconic statue, worth stopping by and climbing up the levels to the top for the view! Make sure to go to the very very top through the spiral staircase!

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Awesome morning walk around the Patuxai.....could really see the similarities between Paris and Vientiane from here with the Patuxai and the main boulevard.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Might as well go and see it, however it isn't very impressive, gives you a nice view of vientiane at the top but the visit isn't likely to last long as it is just a large monument of commemoration in the centre of Vientiane.

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Sepang, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

It's beautiful. If you want to get a feel of being in france definitely visit here and climb to the uppermost part.

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Nonthaburi, Thailand
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28 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

It is a landmark in Vientiane if you visit. It is very popular and famous tourist attractions. In the evening, many Lao people will use this destination as a park. Recommended time to visit is in the evening after shopping at Talad Sao Mall becaused location is near to Talad Sao Mall and the light in the evening make this... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Interesting monument that the Lao people built with the concrete the US Gov donated! If you wish to climb up to the top, you have to pay but the view is good. You get a 360 degree view as you walk around. Inside the monument there are souvenir stores also.

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The view from the top of this concrete monster is fantastic all around Vientiane. Add to that the fact that it is slightly crumbly in places and unfinished in others, plus the overpriced souvenir shops manned by friendly staff, it kind of embodies Vientiane.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The view from the roof is worth the climb. The park surrounding it us pretty. In itself, it is an odd monument.

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Vientiane, Laos
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

It's a bit of a walk up the stairs but it's worth it to get the birds eye view of Vientiane. Yes you'll see expensive souvenirs and drinks on the way up but that's pretty standard for tourist attractions.

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