Patuxai (Vienitiane, Laos) Reviews
Description:A war monument in Vientiane, Laos, built between 1957 and 1968.
Newest Review: ... area and as such it is pedestrian only so you can wander around and see it from various angles. The decoration on the archway is distinctly Laotian and has many Buddhist images decorating its surfaces. Rather strangely the monument was built with funds from the USA and in the 1960s cement actually originally intended to build an airfield during the Vietnam War was used The US funds were ... more
Customer Patuxai (Vienitiane, Laos) Reviews (1)
by - written on 17/06/12 (Very useful, 70 readings)
Patuxai This is a sort of triumphal gate or arch way a little like the l'Arc du Triomphe in Paris and is ranked as number 17 of 115 things to do or see while in Vientiane, Laos. The arch like monument known as Patuxai is at the end Lang Xang Avenue which runs from Herkam palace to the That Luang Stupa and this road is also sometimes called "the Champs Elysees of Vientiane". The monument is open from 8am-4.30pm Mon-Fri and then to 5pm Sat-Sun and it costs the tiny amount of $0.30 US to visit so well worth making the effort. This monument Patuxai literally translated means Victory Gate or Gate of Triumph. Patuxai broken down is ... Read the complete review