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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 Arc de Triomphe of Vientiane

Right in the heart of the city. You wont miss this! This is the Arc de Triomphe version of Vientiane. Do go up the structure and you can take a good photo looking down the park.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

It is a clone of the same building in France. The view from the top is great. As you climb the stairs up you are exposed to " stores ". The only real draw back is that it's a mini mall / tourist trap.

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Vancouver, Canada
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Rather a grotesque monument which even the locals find somewhat odd. As you climb higher, you can see the determination and material quality started falling off as the higher levels have unfinished concrete floors. As a gift from the USA, the cement ended up in a very different project than what America thought it was for, and the new airport... More 

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Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

You shouldn't miss it if you visit Vientiane! Beautiful location, a fountain and park behind it. You can also go on top for a city view. There's a beautiful Govt building on the left side. Good place for lots of picture opportunities. You'll find people jogging around, couples hanging out and lots of tourists. Good place to spend an hour... More 

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32 reviews 32 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Right in the heart of the city. You wont miss this! This is the Arc de Triomphe version of Vientiane. Do go up the structure and you can take a good photo looking down the park.

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New Delhi, India
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Beautifully preserve heritage, worth the visit by walking, center of city...reminds of Arc de Triumph- Paris & india gate - Delhi.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We toured around the area for a few hours visiting the Laos Peace Award and the grounds. We climbed to the top and got a great view of the city. Nice thing about the climb is there are various levels with shops, so you can take a break and shop a little on the way up. Definitely a worthwhile visit.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This lovely tower in the centre of town is on a centre boulevard rather and is reminiscent of Paris. It is worth the climb to the very top for the views

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Singapore, Singapore
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

Beautifully preserve heritage, worth the visit by a slow stroll from my hotel city inn. Nice site to capture and just a few km away is the Golden Templ.

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Manchester
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We cycled around Vientiane for a couple of days. I would say that's the best way to do it if you can take the heat. We enjoyed seeing the parks and old French colonial buildings. Patuxai was one of the highlights of our cycle trip. In the middle of a really nice park stands this spectacular arch monument. With a... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

A nice monument in the middle of the city of Vientiane. You can climb up the monument and see the whole park from the top. It is beautiful.

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