It’s the Arch in Vientiane, Laos. You know that Laos was at one time a French Protectorate, I’m sure. The French left their mark on the country and a lot of the rest of Indochina as well. This is Patuxai, Vientiane’s Victory Arch, built between 1957 and 1968. Interestingly, I’ve read where it is dedicated to those who fought the French in the struggle for the independence of Laos from France. I found that strange as the arch look a lot like one I’ve seen before in Paris. That’s Paris, as in France. Also, don’t let the hammer and sickle fool you. American dollars are accepted everywhere, just like the rest of the communist countries.