Patuxai is one of many historic attractions and a great landmark in Vientiane. Visitors who come to this city and drive pass this monument can't resist stopping by and having a closer look at this great site.
This is a Lao Gate of Triumph
that is the resemblance of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France.
Built in 1962 using funds
provided by the United States, this monument was built to commemorate
Lao soldiers who had died in battle serving their country before the
revolutionary wars. The monument has a mix design of French and Lao
arts, and works in recent years on the monument grounds has transformed
the surrounding field into the most popular park in Vientiane.
In the north of this park there
is a small cottage that house the World
Peace Gong that award to Laos as
the best and peaceful country in the world.
In November 22nd 2008 there was
a presentation ceremony of the world Peace Gong to the Lao People
Democratic Depublic. Click
here to see pictures of
ceremony. If you like to learn more about history of World Peace Gong
just click here
to read more in pdf files.
Located on Lane-Xang Avenue,
only a walking distance to the morning market, major hotels and
guesthouses; Patuxai is an ideal location for visitors to visit and
enjoy. From roof top you can see the broad view of the city and the Mekong
river. If you're visiting
Vientiane right now whether for business or for holiday, this site is
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