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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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$94.00*
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Full Day Vientiane Sightseeing Trip with Buddha Park Visit
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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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A place to hangout in the evening

A place for the local and tourist to chill especially in the evening with the sunset in the background. There were many tourists visiting for photos.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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kuala lumpur
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singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We arrived at about 5.15 pm and it was no longer hot. The ceiling sculpture is lovely with the tiffany blue colour and gold trimming. We noticed that there are many swallows' nests up there. In the evening the little birds flew back into the nests. Opposite to the fountain is the grand Prime Minister's office. It is lovelier when... More 

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Blue Mountains, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 618 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful ceiling paintings inside, and I'm sure there'd be an amazing view from the top, but we were happy just wandering the gardens. It is on the list of things to see in Vientiane but wasn't anything amazing really. Our favourite part of our visit was when we were approached by a group of teachers with their class of English... More 

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Lenexa, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting place. You could climb up with entrance fee but I didn't go. Great for photography. Bring bottle water.

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kuala lumpur
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A place for the local and tourist to chill especially in the evening with the sunset in the background. There were many tourists visiting for photos.

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Milan, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Bering the most famous place in Vientiane it deserve a visit. If you read its sad and recent story first, it could be more interesting

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful structure in Vientiane. Very nice view at Evening time . Is one of famous tourism place in Patuxai . Nice for visit ... Never regrets especially u go at evening time .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So so beautiful and romantic! Make sure you go there in the evening so you can see the monument being lit up. The only downside is it's a bit away from everything- no decent places to eat nearby

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Concrete small Victory Monument, built in 60s to celebrate kicking the French out a decade earlier. The latter had left Laos in such a state that they had to wait a decade till the Yanks send tons of cement to build a proper concrete decent runway. Some of this was, shall we say, appropriated to build this monstrosity. The runway... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of my highlight ; most distinctive Victory Monument landmarks amongst the modest Vientiane skyline. To me , it reminiscent the like of India Gate & Arc de Triomphe in Paris. Very relaxing and pleasant to sit around after an actual climb to the top of the tower for the stunning city views.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting Patuxai anytime of day is nice (except for rainy days). You can climb to the top for a very small fee and the view is worth the effort. The park at the bottom of Pauxai is well maintained and easy to explore. All and all it will only take you less than an hour, but when in Vientiane you... More 

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