Patuxay " Victory Gate"

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Lane Xang Avenue, Vientiane, Laos
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Patuxay " Victory Gate" Vientiane Reviews

andrejav andrejav
751 reviews
Patuxay - Victory Gate Jun 07, 2013
Patuxai or The Victory Gate was surprisingly nice sight. The park is located on the “island” surrounded with large streets that are not that easy to cross. On one end of the park you will find gong that is to be sounded for world peace. Lots of fountains make this area very pleasant and nice looking. Gate is monumental and it can be climbed. It is very pleasant to sit under the gate and feel the air moving around and maybe order some cold beer from the small shop located in the one of the pillars. Gate has beautiful ornaments on the ceiling. Definitely worth visiting and climbing to see the surrounding area.
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traceyirish traceyir…
46 reviews
Great viewing point! Nov 10, 2011
Patuxay should be on everyones list of things to do in Vientiane!

At only 3,000KIP in (thats about 30c) its well worth it! Climb the many stairs (I'm not fit and I managed fine) through the archway, where on the intermittant floors, mini markets are set up, selling souveniers & snack foods.

Get to the top for fantastic views of Vientiane, and some beatiful carvings. The window frames are escpecially nice! And even from the ground this site is magnificent, with amazing paintings on the underside of the arch, and landscaped gardens surrounding it. Well worth it!
Better than Paris... :D
Me! In front of the Asian Arc de T…
And such pretty fountains!
Its an impressive sight!
20 reviews
A must-see Sep 29, 2009
Although it is not the official tourist icon of Laos (I am told that title goes to Pha That Luang), most travelers would find this monument more-recognizable, yes?

As another reviewer stated, the highlight is to climb to the top! But it is also worth a few minutes to just sit by the ponds in front and do some people-watching.
The "Champs Elysees of Vientiane"
3 reviews
Oct 15, 2004
Patuxay Monument: The memorial monument of Patuxay is one of the most prominent landmark in the city of Vientiane. It is also called the Victory Monument (Laos's own Arc de Triomphe, a small replica of the Paris original) It was constructed in its prominent position on Lan Xang Avenue. architecture was inspired by the "Arc de Triomphe" in Paris, the design incorporates typical Lao motifs including "Kinnari", a mythical birdwoman.

During the day, the monument can be climbed and makes an excellent vantage point overlooking the city.

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