In the centre of Vientiane lies a monument suspiciously similar to Paris’ Arc de Triomphe. Patuxai has seen better days (like a lot of Vientiane) but with a view out over the city and a public park behind it, it’s still a great place to enjoy a lazy Sunday afternoon in Laos.
Great photo. Love the structure, the palms, the path , the low hedges and the large lawn areas. Nice one.
I think you would enjoy Laos in general, maybe time to plan a trip 🙂
Ah this brings back some nice memories of the Lao capital for me. Btw did you know that Patuxai is often dubbed “the vertical runway”?
Hi Bama, yes I did hear that but I didn’t want to spread a rumour because I didn’t believe it at first! More research (Lonely Planet and Wikipedia) backs up the claim though. I’ve just been reading through your Laos posts too, isn’t it such a wonderful country? 🙂
Oh I would love to go back in a heartbeat! I really love how laidback the country is and I remember telling myself “This is the true holiday!” 🙂