October 22, 2012

Travel Photo: The Patuxai

Today, I will be featuring a photograph I took in the heart of a capital city in Southeast Asia.

Where in the world is this?


This is the Patuxai-- a war testament located in the central part of Vientiane, the capital city of Laos. Patuxai really means "Victory Gate" or "Gate of Triumph". It is dedicated to all the soldiers of Laos who fought and died during World War II and the war of independence from France. Patuxai can also be spelled as Patuxay, Patousai, and Patusai.

Have you been to this place before? Share your experiences here.

10 comments:

  1. You seriously take very good photos (emphasis on the very)!! :) :) :) Ang atong plano ni Anne ha ;)

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    1. Thank you so much Tin! Yep, ato plano ni Anne dapat madayon jud. Let's meet soon in Cebu! :)

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  2. This is one of the first post I've seen about Laos and I can say the Patuxai Monument look really beautiful and historic.

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    1. Wow! Thanks for your comment! Yeah, the Patuxai is in the heart of Vientiane, the capital of Laos. And it is really historic and a city landmark.

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  3. I've never been there, but I'd love to see it, too. Nice shot. :)

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    1. Yeah, one of the must-see places in Vientiane, Laos is this monument. Thanks Cris! :)

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  4. Additional info- This was built in honour of the French who took them colony. The real thing can be found in the heart of Champs de Elysees in Paris, France- the Arc de Triomphe. I was able to see it in person which was a psyched moment for me having seen Patuxai many times before :)

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    1. Yeah, you are right Nomad! This monument is a copy of the real one in France. And I think it is an authentic Southeast Asian version. :)

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