The Tradition of Arches as Monuments

Manmade arches have been used to commemorate both people as well as historical events all throughout history. Many of them draw tourists to see their grandeur, architecture, and beauty in cities around the world. One of the most famous, of course, is the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, but there are many others as well. If you visit the Colosseum in Rome, you will find the Arch of Constantine with its three arches. One of the more interesting arches that we’ve seen was Patuxai (Victory Gate) in Vientiane, Laos. All of them are truly fascinating to see and to understand the history that they memorialize.

Washington Square Arch in New York City
Patuxai in Vientiane
Arch of Constantine in Rome
Entrance to Hoa Lu in the Ninh Binh Province of Vietnam
The Arc de Triomphe in Paris on a Rainy Day

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