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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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Full-Day Buddha Park Tour from Vientiane
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Half-Day Vientiane City Bike Tour
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Half-Day Vientiane City Tour Including Hotel Pickup

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Great views

This is a nice landmark with good views of the surrounding government buildings and city. The upper floors offer markets with both reasonable and modern souvenirs.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
swatson410
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Pune, India
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Pune, India
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a nice landmark with good views of the surrounding government buildings and city. The upper floors offer markets with both reasonable and modern souvenirs.

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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I don't mean to be down on this place, as there is very little to see in Vientiane I went along. However, I think I would have spent my time better along the Mekong. The views were so average to poor I didn't even bother taking a photograph.

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Thank Howard S
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

so, this place was built of the image of arc the triumph, in paris, but it shows that it was built the cheapest option possible (concrete) and lack of maintenance. it is good, for the wiew from the top (7 floors.) and for the gardens.

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Suphan Buri, Thailand
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120 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hike up isn't too bad, and the view is definitely worth it. The entire area is quite picturesque, and it's only 15bht to go up, which isn't bad. Be advised that they close at 5pm!!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The local version of the Parisian Arc de Triomphe, this Patuxai can be accessed on foot to the top for a fee. Its construction has a scandalous past for foreign finance meant to aid Laos was diverted to build it.

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Canberra, Australia
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

a great place to visit and get a 360 deg view of Vientiane. Little cafe under the trees at the end of the park offers a respite from the heat and a cool drink or Ice Cream!

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Thank Pete Z
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28 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It looks similar to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris but nothing compared simply they are just different. I was curious about the architecture hence I went all the way to see it, honestly I wouldn't go back again because it is out of the way and aside from that building and garden nothing worth the time. I rather spend... More 

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Thank Chin Y
Paris, France
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45 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is nothing to do here but to go up and have a view of the city. Many hotels offer now better views for free. The place need urgently a remodelling so it can offer an exhibition or at least "something". It is just a terrace!

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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is clear why this draws parallels with arc de triomph. It is very similar including the long tree lined avenues leading to it. Don't just take photos from the outside though. Make sure you go in and climb the steps ( roughly 200) to see the views across the city.

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Thank Gary F
Alabama
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18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was impressed by the architecture, old style very heavy design. Throwback in time . But nice and worth the visit.

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