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Patuxai, Vientiane

Observation Deck · Monument
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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  • We visited in the middle of the day ... and it was seriously hot ! Looking at other photos, maybe we should have visited earlier or later ! It's worth walking up inside the building ... there's...  more »
  • This is no doubt a beautiful piece of architecture and worth walking to. Please note that you will see a vast water feature in most photos of this monument, however this is a fountain about 200 yards....  more »
  • To all trveller if you come Laos and if have not visit this place wish mean you not in Laos yet Patusai is one of the most famost in Laos you can go up to the roof to the Vientiane view.  more »
  • It is a chill place to enjoy the evening with a beer and snacks with your beloved one. And one certain point in the evening both fountains begin to be vibrant full of colours & patterns for a hour or half an hour be aware if you have kids there the music on the speaker is a bit loud' but still a nice experience while being in vientiane.
  • Beautiful place with some food stalls
  • Excellent land marl
  • New face of fountain already made up.
  • Big park area near Patuxay monument.

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