The vertical runway

Patuxai Arch, Vientiane’s arc de triomphe, is dedicated to those who fought in WWII and for independence. Its construction started in 1957 but was soon interrupted due to lack of funds.

When the Americans gave cement and money so that Laos could build a runway for their airport, they used them to finish their arch instead and it was completed in 1968.

It is nicknamed “the vertical runway”.

 

Piste verticale

Patouxai monument, l’arc de triomphe de Vientiane est dédié aux soldats tombés pendant la 2e guerre mondiale et la lutte pour l’indépendance. Sa construction a débuté en 1957 mais s’ est vite interrompue par manque de moyens.

Quand les Américains ont donné du ciment et de l’argent au Laos pour construire une piste d’atterrissage, ils les ont utilisés pour finir leur arche en 1968.

Ce monument est donc surnommé “la piste d’atterrissage verticale”.

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