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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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Vientiane's Arc de Triomphe

Located in Patuxai Park this building does have a resemblance to the Arc de Triumphe. Rather plain inside with small shops, it is worth climbing the steps to get a nice view over... read more

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Victory Gate or Gate of Triumph, was built by French. The monument, as built, has gateways on four sides oriented towards the four cardinal directions. The East-West gateways open to the Long Xang Avenue, which is used during ceremonial national parades. In front of each gate, there is a pond. The four ponds represent the open section of a lotus... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well, it is a landmark here so you really need to see it. No need to compare with other L'Arc in other part of the world. This one is unique as the way it is. Also, beautifully illuminated at night

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Glass House Mountains, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Located in Patuxai Park this building does have a resemblance to the Arc de Triumphe. Rather plain inside with small shops, it is worth climbing the steps to get a nice view over Vientiane. Patuxai Park is also very nice and well kept and a nice place to have a stroll amongst the lawns and flowers and have a seat... More 

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Corner Brook, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Memories of Paris. Nothing much around it though. 3000 to go to the top. Views not spectacular but why not

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited this during our tuk tuk trip around the sights of Vientiane. Beautiful well-kept Patuxai Park with Peace Gong - worth a look. Lots of shady seats. Patuxai Monument itself situated behind a large ornamental pond with views down a very grand avenue. Beautiful decorated ceiling. Small souvenir shop. Good views from the top, I am assured, but narrow dark... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Patuxai was built during a turbulent period Lao history. Wikipedia has a lot of interesting information. An inscription inside the monument is a little bleak, noting that “From a closer distance, it appears even less impressive, like a monster of concrete”. You can use internal stairs to a platform about four levels up, with reasonable views of the city.... More 

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Troisdorf, Germany
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It is not as impressive as we'd hoped, but it's not bad either. For 5000 Kip per person you can walk around one or two times and that should be it. Still nice to see!

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Thank timgilbert09
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This landmark definately looks better from agar than it does from up close. But it's worth a gawk for 10-20 minutes if in Vientiane and get some nice photos.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Built to replicate somewhat the Arc de triomph, this magnificent arch does not quite have the details to it. Nevertheless it is centrally located is quite a change. I understand they ran out of money to complete to the original plans. You would need to climb up the stairs to soak up the view. Enjoyed the whole atmosphere. People were... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walked in the morning to Patuxai from essentially the riverside. Obviously similar to the Arc de Triomphe but with way less people! There is a foreigner admission rate (I think it was 3,000 kip). The ceiling in the foyer of the structure was decorated which was quite nice to see. Walking up the several set of stairs to get to... More 

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