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The "Victory Gate" of the city was built in 1962 out of U.S.-purchased cement that was intended for a new airport.
Vientiane, Laos
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All reviews arc de triomphe city view vertical runway worth the climb nice view victory gate souvenir shops great views from the top from france climb the stairs walk up from afar beautiful monument worth a visit presidential palace lane xang small fee
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Reviewed today via mobile

Besides the beautiful ceiling, there is a strange sculpture to look at just behind. It's made of elephants made of porcelain plates and saucers. It was closed to visit upstairs when we visited.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank TravelingCat22
Reviewed today via mobile

I went at noon and it was extremely hot and humid. The best time to visit is in the morning and evening. Nothing much there to see but if you are a person obsessed with taking picture, this place will be a good ones.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Patuxai is an impressive monument from a distance. Up close it is crumbling and not well maintained But a good place to check out nonetheless. Definitely go between 8am-4pm when you can climb to the top for a great view (and rare breeze). It costs...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank MiljaCanada
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is quite an unusual site in Vientiane, however it is very impressive and definitely worth visiting. You can climb to the top which would give you panoramic views out across the city, unfortunately this closes at 4 so we missed it! You can wander...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank I1653NJlindak
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is pretty much like the Arc de Triumph in France with a Laotian flare. You can climb up to the very top for a small fee and see 360 degree views of Vientiane. On the way up there are some shops selling old...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Ging2013
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the most important landmark of the city - very nice piece of mixed architecture . Don’t get lazy and go to the top of it to observe amazing Vientiane. Totally suggest to do it !!!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank DannyS43
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looks fantastic during the day n a great deal better while in the evening. It is a tad odd n seems to have the feeling of fifty % done structure.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Bandein K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The highlight is going up to the top of the monument and seeing the city from an aerial view. Great place to take photos and just relax and enjoy the view. There are also some souvenir shops inside. It closes rather early (like 4 or...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank HopeLui
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The monument got conceived by an inspirational mix between the French “Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile” in Paris and the Taj Mahal in the Indian city of Agra; latter provided the “Asian design deviations” such as the halfbird-halfwoman figurine of “Kinaree”. Elements of the Indian...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mekonggropa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like scenic views, this place is for you. The historic is interesting, the place is central with a 1 USD ticket to clim on the top, which is very nice. Be careful, it closes around 5pm. A must do, for sure!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Benjamin S
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