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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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  • It’s cool but not great! It doesn’t look like it belongs in Laos, more Roman if anything, there’s absolutely nothing else to see around it.  more »
  • This was the second time I've been here. This monument never ceases to awe me--morning, mid-day, and night. Take the time to climb up the many flights of stairs, if you're able to--the view of the cit...  more »
  • Patuxi is one of the Vientiane, Laos monument. It was build when the French was the ruler of Laos. This is good place for photos.  more »
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  • Amazing monument at the heart of city. Usually crowded on weekends and public holidays. A nice place to hangout in afternoon /evening time. Much recommend!
  • This is also called Victory Gate. We paid some donations to go up to the top. They have souvenir stores each floor. The narrow cylindrical stairs is not for everyone, it's narrow and stiff,and hot and humid. But the top floor gives one a better glimpse of Laos' city !
  • Nice monument in the middle of the city, there is a small park in front with water fountain. The ceiling inside the monument consist of decorations depicting hindu gods. You can walk up five storey till the very top of the structure and have fantastic view of the city in four directions. There are stores selling art works and souvenirs at each levels within the structure. You need to purchase a ticket for 3,000 kip to enter the building. Opening hours is between 9.30 am to 5 pm.
  • Wow ..they call victory monument. If you climb the stairs going up to the top you will see a nice view of the city.
  • Build in 1968 and also know as Victory Gate, it's a 7 floor historical monument (you can go up for a small donation) build to celebrate the indipendence from France. Come in the afteroon for sunny pictures but it's gonna be HOT (morning tend to be cloudy)

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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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