14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
The Ceiling of the Laotian Arc de Triomphe (Patuxai)

In Laos’ capital city of Vientiane there is a replica of the Parisian Arc de Triomphe. It is larger than the original, had Laotian writing across its exterior, and had religious symbols decorating the ceiling.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2016
Date Uploaded: 12.2016
Photo Location: Vientiane, Laos
Camera: DSC-WX350
Copyright: © Jason Steinberg