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“Vientiane's Arc de Triomphe?”
Review of Patuxai

Patuxai
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Vientiane Full-Day Tour
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Full-Day Vientiane Sightseeing Tour with Buddha Park Visit
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Half-Day Vientiane City Bike Tour
Ranked #5 of 77 things to do in Vientiane
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Owner description: The "Victory Gate" of the city was built in 1962 out of U.S.-purchased cement that was intended for a new airport.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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“Vientiane's Arc de Triomphe?”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

Vientiane isn't full of the sights that you often see in other capital cities, so the options are quite limited. If you've got a few days in Vientiane worth a visit to Patuxai - it's hard to miss!

Visited January 2013
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Tokyo, Japan
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“Arc de Triomphe of Laos”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

Definitely worth a visit, although there is not much to do except snap a few pictures. The combination of French and Laotian architecture works well.

Visited December 2012
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Sydney
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“Look out over Vientiane”
Reviewed December 23, 2012

While the building itself is a little cheesy it is worth the effort of the climb. This is one of the taller structures in town and the city is terribly flat so the views are outstanding especially up along the main road. The building also has a few levels of tacky souvenir stalls if you are looking.

Visited December 2012
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“Nice”
Reviewed December 23, 2012

There were locals hanging out there. There were monks sitting and walking around.

Patuxai actually looked much better than in the photos that I've seen.

Visited December 2012
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“Arc de Triomphe”
Reviewed December 20, 2012

Looks like the Arc de Triomphe situated in Paris. Offers a decent look over Vientiane. Worth a visit.

Visited December 2012
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