Patuxai or Patuxay Monument – Victory gate of Laos in Vientiane Capital

Patuxai or Patuxay Monument

One of the popular landmark in Vientiane that visitors shouldn’t miss out, it is “Patuxai/ Patuxay Victory Gate”. It’s located in the center city on Lang Xang Avenue, in Vientiane capital in the opposite of the Prime Minister Office and you are very easy to find out if you are staying in town. Which you can walk or ride a rental bicycle near your residence nearby Mekong riverside, it may take five to fifteen minute to east. At present, the Patuxai Victory Gate is Public Park so there are many tourists in day and evening time. Visitors can climb to the top of the monument with 49 meters, 7 floors, then you will see the wonderful panoramic view of the Vientiane city, which inside the Patuxai monument there are a lot of souvenir shops and the ticket cost for climbing up to the top is about 5,000 Kip per one person.

Patuxai or Patuxay Monument – in Vientian Capital
Patuxai or Patuxay Monument – in Vientiane Capital, Photo Credit: Narongsack

History of Patuxay Monument

Patuxay Monument, it looks like gray color or a big concrete archway, This monument was shown as Laos’s independence and remembrance for soldiers, those contributed their mortal to the wars. It is popular and well known as Arc de Triomphe in Paris by Travellers. Patuxay Monument was built in 1957 and completed in 1968 with Buddhist and Hindu goddess figures. Additionally, it decorates with the Lao art style as statues of animist Kinnari, elephants, buddha painting, etc…

the past Patuxay Monumen while it was building

Photo Credit: the past Patuxay Monument while it was building, from Facebook: ທ່ຽວເມືອງລາວ Aboutlaos

The present Patuxay Monument

If you see the Patuxai part from the top view, it will be a long circle with 398 meters long from west to east, there are two fountains, garden, a restaurant, parking, path and World Peach Gong on end of the east park. Recently, the Laos government opens “Visit Laos-China Year 2019” and placed an institute of Thatluang model in the middle of the park which has diamond color surround by four elephants.

Patuxai or Patuxay Monument – in Vientiane
Patuxai with new Thatluang Institue for Laos – China – Tourism Opening Year 2019– in Vientiane Capital Photo Credit: Khonesavanh

 

Finally, I would like to advise you that there is Yummy noodle (Khao Peik ) the restaurant close to BFL Bank.Walking around 6 min; the price is around 12,000 kip/dish

Activities at Patuxai: seeing the top view in Vientiane Capital, taking photos, jogging, running walking around this place, Cycling, Shopping Lao souvenirs inside the Patuxai.

Google map Point link of Patuxai:

Opening Status: Monday–Friday from 8:00 AM to 16:30 PM, Saturday–Sunday from 8:00 AM to 17:00 PM
Whereabouts: Lang Xang Avenue, Vientiane, Laos.

Thank you information from https://www.kuanjailao.com/article/4648

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