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Patuxai, Vientiane

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Dedicated to men and women killed during Laos' fight for independence, Patuxai represents a war monument decorated with various mythological creatures, gods, and animals. The structure's interior was constructed in a typical Laotian style, although the entire edifice resembles that of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. As you approach the monument, notice the ornate towers, which represent five principles of coexistence. Inside, you can explore seven floors housing administrative offices, a museum, a gift shop, and exhibits of pictures and statues of fallen heroes. For a small fee, take the elevator or stairs to the top-floor viewing area. Plan to visit Patuxai during your Vientiane vacation using our convenient Vientiane tour website .
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  • View from the observation deck of the Patuxai is great. Bike rental, went to Patuxai from Vientiane City. Parking for bikes. This Patuxai, and as in the Park, you can only walk, pass through the gate. You could also climb inside the gate. You can see stunning views has become a souvenir shop in the gate, and go up to the top floor. The straight path of the Vientiane City is very nice. You can recommend.
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  • This arch have 4 levels reach by stairs and offer a great city view. The entry price is cheap. The garden and the fountain are nice to visit. This is a must to see site...  more »
  • Nice place area to walk around strange this place only built like 50 years ago but hey Laos had its share problems and now appears to be getting on very nice  more »
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  • War memorial arc. It's huge and well designed. Good to visit if in the city. There are water fountains close by to sit next to and cool off. Many people come here to take pictures.
  • Very nice and historical memorial. Easy to notice, beautiful, nice ambience. I took bus from Morning Market to go here.
  • Very nice and iconic monument Good view from top Cheap entry Small souvenir Market on the second floor God of place for fotos
  • Good view of Vientiane from the top. Plenty of standard souvenirs on the way up. 3000 KIP p.p to climb to top.
  • Laos veey own arc de triomf... its a very pretty place to walk around. Theres a restaurant tawards the end of the park that overlooks the arch

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Pretty little Vientiane offers a good range of accommodations, with most either mid-range or upmarket hotels by national standards. Close to the riverfront sit the grandest of the bunch, with newly built high-rise hotels and boutiques set in old French colonial buildings. Move away from the water a little to find some standard, unassuming hotels, mixed in with a few more boutiques and high-rises overlooking the prettier plazas and along the main boulevards. For budget options, look at the guesthouses and hostels on the side streets around Rue Setthathilath, but make sure to reserve your room early to avoid disappointment.
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