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Patuxai, Vientiane

Categories: Observation Decks, Monuments, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
3.7/5 based on 1,400 reviews on the web
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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Patuxai and many more Vientiane attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Vientiane trip itinerary builder.
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  • Unexpectedly fun time; we paid the dollar to climb to the top. Great views and we all enjoyed it. Not hugely exciting, but good way to spend an hour with kids. 
  • Frankly, it's not in a great building seemed to climb atop the view as there is on the way up souvenirs sold like hopping to see I've got a fun building management should not draw well realize you don't not
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  • It's not bad as a monument, you can go upstairs and enjoy the view of vientiane (not the most beautiful of my life but it has its charm). Inside souvenir shops there which is quite unexpected!
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  • The park the monument sits in is really nice, it it's beautifully lit and kept in a very good shape. The monument itself is impressive from afar but the closer you get the less impressive it gets, but that's kind of part of the charm! It's unfinished and never will be. I would say that it appears to be slightly neglected as wildlife has begun to take it over with a large number of bees nests present at the top of the monument. In terms of opening times, I am slightly puzzled. Every time I went by it was closed but apparently you can visit and go to the top albeit I was unable to. I think they should arrange it so you can visit in the evening for sunset as it's simply too hot to go any other time! Anyway, it's well worth a visit as the park is really nice.
  • Really nice building! A mix between French Renaissance, Arc de Triomphe and Buddhism. A must see in Vientiane!
  • Beautiful symbol of Laos's capital. Small park but lovely and peaceful. Love people there, they're just so friendly and kind.
  • Very clean and laid back park with nice shady spots to read a book. The Monument is pretty to look at and well maintained. Deffinetly take a look and a walk around it when in Vientiane
  • Nice art work on building. Place to visit for art lovers, but as it's going on it will be spoil in few years.
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