The Arc de Triomphe of charming Vientiane

Vientiane’s pride may not look that imposing when driving up the tree-lined roads towards its arch.
Constructed over a period of 9 years to remember those fallen in their plight for liberating Laos from the French, the Patuxai Victory Monument is more than just a resembling copy of the Arc the Triomphe in Paris.
Once you get closer, the ornate decorations and cemented reliefs make it a 7-story noticeable landmark that deserves your attention.

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