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Address: Vientiane, Laos
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The "Victory Gate" of the city was built in 1962 out of...

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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Experience the View from the Top!

The Patuxai opens Monday to Friday from 8 am until 4.30 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 8 am until 5 pm. Admission to climb to the top is 5,000 Kip per person. Admission to the park... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Judith L
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is nice for a photo and to have a look at the work put into it. There isn't a whole lot to see though. Worth the visit if nearby.

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Thank Adele E
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Patuxai opens Monday to Friday from 8 am until 4.30 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 8 am until 5 pm. Admission to climb to the top is 5,000 Kip per person. Admission to the park is free. Did not climb to the top on my first visit last year and on reading the reviews from websites and on encouragement... More 

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Thank Judith L
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a stunning piece of design and architecture with lots of different styles of decoration and detail. As you climb the stairs, each level has market stalls where you can buy souvenirs. Climb up the spiral staircase to the very top.

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Thank TravelBackToBalance
Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What became of a very large concrete donation from the US Government ? Well this large oriental style arc de triumph of course 😂 Back in the day of bicycles and banana leaf one could ride right through the archways as the road ran straight through! Once tourist began to scurry in and out for photo opportunity and motorcycles started... More 

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Thank Katey L
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of this places you must go and at least take a picture as they are an icon of the city. If you can go walking and enjoy the park tha is behind it. There are some eateries arroun where you can ear and drink something.

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Thank Imanol G
Hong Kong, China
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A poorly maintained attraction that's mobbed by tourist stalls selling tat now on each level inside. The view from the top is exactly as you'd expect - I'm sorry to say the climb really doesn't reward you with anything extra.

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Thank RobynQ26
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this is an icon landmark in vientiane. u can climb up by paying small fee, climb 7 level up and have a spactacular view of the Vientiane city. Nevertherless u can just take photo from the ground. very nice.

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Thank wmh859
New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The architecture of this triumphal arch is similar to the French version. We took some lovely photos of this attraction and then paid a dollar to climb all the stairs to the top. Make the effort and visit for some great photo opportunities!

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Thank Harimisaon
Sydney
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You can walk up and down the main avenue and get to see this for free without anybody trying to sale you a tuk tuk trip to the arch. A great view of the city, it adds to the charm of Vientiane.

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Evreux, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the most popular attraction in this city. Really cool to visit in early morning. Located on the roundabout, there is also a fountain, palm trees and benches so it's also a really cool place to have a break. You can climb to the 7th floor to enjoy a 360degres view on the city, actually I would... More 

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