We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
All photos (2,390)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good47%
  • Average27%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“arc de triomphe”(154 reviews)
“vertical runway”(37 reviews)
“city view”(25 reviews)
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
Ways to Experience Patuxai
from $63.80
More Info
from $65.00
More Info
from $65.00
More Info
from $45.00
More Info
Reviews (2,397)
Filter reviews
1,485 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews arc de triomphe vertical runway city view worth the climb nice view victory gate from france souvenir shops great views from the top climb the stairs from afar walk up beautiful monument lane xang presidential palace worth a visit small fee
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 1,485 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago

I think this is probably the number 1 attraction in Vientiane. It is popular with the locals, too. They go to sit in the archway and visit with each other. There are a few concession stands. You can climb to the top for a better...More

Thank forshara
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Impressive looking when approaching from afar it’s even more impressive when viewed close up with a very nice park and fountain in the front of the monument. Impressive as this is it is frustrating to get up close and see the monument in a bit...More

Thank Glentc
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We left the hotel before 8AM. We were staying by the waterfront so the Google map said it was a one mile walk which was easy down the boulevard. You’ll pass a mall that is good for an air conditioned stop on the way back....More

Thank ThomasB10174
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Upon checking in, Patuxai was the first place we visited. It’s a nice monument which you’ll have to get up to. There’s plenty of tourists and pedlars selling things as you make your way up to the top. At the top, you’ll get a birds...More

Thank JLeeDownUnder
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s important for the locals to visit but for me personally, if there is no more important to visit then it’s worth. It’s a victory gate and in French style of architecture.

Thank Sonam D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place to see. You even have a coffee / smoothie shop to refresh yourself. The mirror effect with the arc will give you nice photos.

Thank SebastienC42
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For those who enjoy a great photo opportunity, stop by Patuxai for a memorable one. Centrally located, it’s hard to miss and pass up the opportunity to take a photo at this landmark!

Thank Youssef A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The location in the city center and walking distance to president place.So many visitor and I can’t go up to see the view from the top of the monument.be careful of the Tuk Tuk scammers. There are a lot in this area

Thank rukman2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An absolute “must see” if you’re around in the area of the center of Vientiane. There’s great opportunities for taking beautiful pictures, selfies and all. I didn’t investigate further for going up to the top as there was a lot of people standing under the...More

Thank Mikkel-Lysgaard
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice structure and a lot of Memories, surrounding by the tree and garden . On the day time is very hot but night time really good for walk around

Thank Gem W
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 99 nearby hotels
Douang Chan Plaza Hotel
50 reviews
.36 miles away
Vientiane Plaza Hotel
51 reviews
.43 miles away
Chaleunxay Hotel
15 reviews
.51 miles away
Xaysomboun Boutique Hotel
244 reviews
.52 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 484 nearby restaurants
Kualao Restaurant
343 reviews
.67 miles away
Delhi Durbar
90 reviews
.54 miles away
Pho Zap
75 reviews
.57 miles away
Jieb's Kitchen
23 reviews
.58 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 134 nearby attractions
Wat Si Saket
1,125 reviews
.72 miles away
MAG UXO Visitor Centre
60 reviews
.48 miles away
Ho Pra Keo
328 reviews
.78 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Patuxai staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines