The Patuxai monument in Vientiane, LAOS
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The Patuxai monument in Vientiane, LAOS

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Patuxai, literally meaning Victory Gate or Gate of Triumph, formerly the Anousavary or Anosavari Monument, known by the French as Monument Aux Morts) is a war monument in the centre of Vientiane, Laos, which was built between 1957 and 1968. The Patuxai is dedicated to those who fought in the struggle for independence from France. In romanising the name from the Laotian language, it is variously transliterated as Patuxai, Patuxay, Patousai and Patusai. It is also called Patuxai Arch or the Arc de Triomphe of Vientiane as it resembles the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.

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A: The pool at Patuxai Park. Vientiane, Laos

por Tord Remme, 90 metros de distancia

 Patuxai is one of many historic attractions and a great landmark in Vientiane. Visitors who come to ...

The pool at Patuxai Park. Vientiane, Laos

B: Inside Patuxay Monument, Vientiane, Laos

por Tord Remme, 160 metros de distancia

Patuxay Monument, Vientiane, Laos. Patuxai (Lao: ປະຕູໄຊ, literally meaning Victory Gate or Gate of Tr...

Inside Patuxay Monument, Vientiane, Laos

C: Patuxai, Vientiane, Laos

por Christoph Lueken, 230 metros de distancia

Patuxai, Vientiane, Laos

D: That Dam, Vientiane, Laos

por Christoph Lueken, a 1.1 km.

That Dam, Vientiane, Laos

E: That Dam Stupa in Vientiane, LAOS

por Christian COSTEAUX, a 1.1 km.

The That Dam stupa is situated in the old town of Vientiane in the middle of a round small and quiet ...

That Dam Stupa in Vientiane, LAOS

F: The Buddha niche walls at Wat Si Saket, Vientiane, Laos

por Tord Remme, a 1.3 km.

The main feature of Wat Si Saket is a roughly square cloister that encloses the sim (ordination hall)...

The Buddha niche walls at Wat Si Saket, Vientiane, Laos

G: Interior Wat Si Saket, Vientiane, Laos

por Tord Remme, a 1.3 km.

Wat Si Saket was built in 1818 on the orders of King Anouvong (Sethathirath V.) Si is derived from th...

Interior Wat Si Saket, Vientiane, Laos

H: Wat Si Saket, Vientiane, Laos

por Christoph Lueken, a 1.3 km.

Wat Si Saket, Vientiane, Laos

I: Vat Si Saket in Vientiane, Laos

por Christian COSTEAUX, a 1.3 km.

Wat Si Saket is a Buddhist wat in Vientiane, Laos. It is situated on Lan Xang Road, on the corner wit...

Vat Si Saket in Vientiane, Laos

J: Garden outside Si Saket Temple, Vientiane, Laos

por Tord Remme, a 1.3 km.

The entrance of Si Saket Temple, Vientiane, Laos. Wat Si Saket was built in 1818 on the orders of Kin...

Garden outside Si Saket Temple, Vientiane, Laos

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Text by Steve Smith.

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