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An extraordinary edifice , apparently , so the legend has it , built with the concrete that was supplied to build a new airport runway . It's looking a bit worse for wear now but still worth seeing as a curiosity . Didn't make it...More
At first glance it reminds me of the famous Arch de Triumph in Paris from which the structure is patterned but the details of the decors show intricate Lao traditional motifs....this landmark should not be missed especially in the early morning or late afternoon for...More
This rather new monument is actually best suited for the view from the top. If not too late in the dry season it allows nice panoramic views over Vientiane. The shops in the middle and upper levels sell a lot of tacky souvenirs from t-shirts...More
The surrounding gardens are nice and the white elephant decorated with all sorts of kitchen crockery and cutlery is amusing to see, but the arch itself is so-so and the tacky stores inside don't help. You can buy what is probably the most expensive ice-cream...More
For a first time visitor, it's worth having a look and climbing to the top - where you get a good view. It is what it is, not so spectacular but the atmosphere around - locals exercising, eating ice-cream, hanging out......make it a decent area...More