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Patuxai, Vientiane

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Observation Deck · Monument
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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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  • We walked to this place and it was definitely worth the effort to get there.it has two fountains on either side which have water display to local music.There are a few souvenir stalls selling a few... 
    We walked to this place and it was definitely worth the effort to get there.it has two fountains on either side which have water display to local music.There are a few souvenir stalls selling a few...  more »
  • This monument was recently built and unfortunately not well maintained but nonetheless worth a visit to see it and watch the local people 
    This monument was recently built and unfortunately not well maintained but nonetheless worth a visit to see it and watch the local people  more »
  • The arch is gorgeous, but we could not climb to the top. The stairs were blocked by a metal gate and he shops block all the other ways into the monument. When I asked if we could go up, all I got was....  more
    The arch is gorgeous, but we could not climb to the top. The stairs were blocked by a metal gate and he shops block all the other ways into the monument. When I asked if we could go up, all I got was....  more »
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  • Netty. Was. Here. Great Fountain music and light show as the sun sets!
  • Hey! It's an arch! Worth a visit. There's a neat fountain next to it. Go past the fountain for a very cool art installation involving elephants and plates, and an international peace gong.
  • Good place to spend some hours. There's two little cafes, two fountains, some monuments, many benches and big installation: four elephants made with dishes. If you don't have a camera you can find some photographers here and they will make a photo for you and print it instantly in any size from small card to big A4 format. Excellent view on the Patuxay monument through the central alley of the park.
  • Landmark of the city after Covid-19 everything get back to normal
  • Beautiful monument located in the city center. Looks like the victory wall in France. The Arc de Triomphe!

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