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“50/50”
Review of Patuxai

Patuxai
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Full-Day Vientiane Sightseeing Tour 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
Ranked #5 of 82 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.
Reviewed October 9, 2013

I am caught between mixed feeling for this place, it is definitely Champs-Elysees-ish/Asian/Vintage/Different kind of place, with only 3,000kib to get to the top it was a no brainer but then again I never knew what to expect so I was neither disappointed or impressed. There are some shops inside selling souvenirs etc, but it was totally quiet. Dont expect a grandeur architecture but then again could worth a visit if you have time. Skip/ take photos from outside if you dont have time.

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Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

Worth a visit. Interesting architecture and worth the climb for great views of the city. A reasonable collection of souvenirs is also available about half way up.

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Reviewed October 5, 2013

kind of interesting how it was built and very impressive as you get close and see the true size. Combine this with a visit to Pha That Luang which is a bit further out.

There are a few levels at the top, so make sure you keep climbing after you reach the first level.

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Reviewed October 1, 2013

Standalone it was just a stone archway kind of thing, but I was pleasantly surprised when I discoverd you could walk up inside it. Amazing view of the city.

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Reviewed September 21, 2013

A good view of the city but it takes some effort to climb the steps to the top. A lot of souvenir shops along the way as you climb to the top - so a chance to rest a bit as you window-shop.

Thank Randy K
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