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Patuxai Victory Monument

Patuxai Victory Monument, officially known as Vientiane’s “Victory Gate,” is one of Laos’ most distinguished landmark dedicated for those who sacrificed themselves in war.

Patuxai Victory Monument, the towering attraction in Vientiane’s central avenue, may look like France’s Arc de Triomphe but with clear Laos details: its exterior features stupa-shaped towers, animist kinnari figures, and Buddhism symbols. Inside, beautiful paintings of gods and goddesses, and elephants make the walls and the ceilings a vision to behold. For a minimal fee, visitors can also climb up the top of the Monument and witness a spectacular view of Vientiene’s temples, buildings, and the iconic Mekong river.



Patuxai Victory Monument is located at the far end of Thanon Lane Xang at Vientiane, Laos.


Opening Days and Hours

The Monument is open to the public from 08:00 to 16:30 on weekdays, and 08:00 to 17:00 on weekends.


Entry Fee and Bookings

Those who want to climb the top of Patuxai Victory Monument are required to pay an entrance fee of LAK 5,000 (USD 0.60).


How to Get There

The fastest way from the Vientiane Airport to Patuxai Victory Monument is via a rented tuk-tuk for LAK 60,000 (USD 7.21).


Suggested For

  •  Solo Travelers/Backpackers Solo Travelers/Backpackers
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Groups


Time to Spend

One hour is enough to appreciate the beauty of the Monument.


Popularity and best time to go

The temperature around Vientiane can be hot and humid so it is best to visit during the morning.



A number of restaurants can be found around the Patuxai Victory Monument, most of which serve authentic Lao and Western dishes. Must-try restaurants include The Patuxai Café, City Coffee Vientiane, Tamnaklao Restaurant, and Fuji Restaurant.


Nearby Attractions

  •  COPE Visitors’ Center
  • COPE Visitors’ Center
  • Buddha Park
  • That Luang
  • Vientiane Night Market



Hotels found near the Patuxai Victory Monument include Vientiane Plaza Hotel, Douang Chan Hotel, and Xaysombuon Plaza Hotel. Rates range from USD 25 to 60 per night.

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