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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.
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“arc de triomphe” (137 reviews)
“city view” (21 reviews)
Vientiane, Laos
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Reviewed yesterday

Good monument in the centre of the city, you can see it from a few places. I wandered up the street to gets ome good photos. Lots of history here and why it was built.

Thank Travelling_LindaG
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice arch in the city. You have to pay a small fee but you can climb to the top of the arch. I would definitely recommend doing so to get a nice view. The arch itself is also nice to look at.

Thank emily830419
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Going up to the top was a nice was to view the city. The building is old and isn't very special. The garden is okay.

Thank Ryan D
Reviewed 4 days ago

This monument, like most everything else in this Communist totalitarian nation, is deteriorated and in need of repair. Admission in charged to climb various levels to the top. Along the way are souvenir stalls that charge higher prices than in the market. There is a...More

Thank delacova
Reviewed 5 days ago

It is a beautifully designed structure with ornate ceiling The stairs are tortuous but great view from the top!

Thank realrene
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This monument has a very cheap entrance fee. All you need to do is climb up the stairs and you will be rewarded with a nice view of Vientiane. However, the government really need to put up an effort for the maintanance.

Thank Elton H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Came here with some friends and luckily we made it when the sun was shining and took some stunning pictures and we walked to the top and you see some great views. Definitely must do

Thank DaisyN91
Reviewed 6 days ago

The title of this review is a quote from official signage on the wall near the stairs entrance and that just about sums it up - unfinished it also says due to the turmoil - mixture of Laos and French architecture and said to resembles...More

Thank GDay1044
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visiting Patuxai is considered a must see attraction while visiting Vientiane. From most hotels it is in walking distance and should be visited in the late afternoon to avoid large crowds and to get pleasing late day sun for great photos. The climb up seven...More

Thank The_Canadian_Drifter
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One to tick off on your list if you have time. On a hot day it is worth taking water with you. They sell it at the bottom of the monument. Within the monument there are stalls selling souvenirs including t-shirts which can be very...More

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