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Democracy Monument, Bangkok

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Built to commemorate the 1932 Siamese revolution, Democracy Monument serves as a public monument featuring four towering wings and a central pedestal holding a copy of Siam’s first constitution. Look for bas-reliefs on the wings that depict the soldiers, police, and civilians who propelled the revolution. Also notice the 75 cannonballs around the base of the monument that signify the Buddhist era. Visit in the evenings for especially nice photo ops. By using our Bangkok trip planner , you can arrange your visit to Democracy Monument and other attractions in Bangkok.
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  • This huge sculpture dominates its area and draws appreciative eyes to its aesthetic sculptural merit as you scurry across the wide boulevard. It birthed with the high hopes of the 1932 revolution that...  more »
  • Democracy monument was in my way going to the metal castle but I did not get what dose it mean, until I read one of the reviews Because I move solo and I donor have tour guide So thanks for all the in...  more »
  • Anusawuri chai is also the same, but since I don't go near and do anything there, it was usually a monument that I could see sideways. I went around the direction of the royal palace by dinner bus this time, so I passed here many times. A fantastic view like a merry-go-round unfolds in front of you many times while it is raining. It left a great impression.
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  • A large monument on busy roundabout. It's designated as kilometer zero for national highways that run across the country in four directions (distance starts from there). No easy pedestrian access. Nicely lit in the night. Plenty of tourist buses and minibuses depart here, often at a tourist (=inflated) price. Best to reach with water taxi (exit at Panfa Pier).
  • It's a great monument in the city. Yet to identity the significance of democracy monument in kingdom of Thailand. But looks nice and is part of a huge Royal avenue
  • This monument built in 1940 to honour the establishment of a constitutional monarchy is located in the centre of Bangkok. Democracy monument reflects the modern political history of Thailand and is a symbol of the dark phase of Thailand when it was commissioned in 1930. There is a lot of symbolism involved here, i.e., four wings represent the four branches of the Thai armed forces that carried out the coup. To understand the historical and political landscape of Thailand, this is a must among the places to visit in Thailand.
  • Beautiful place. This place is so clean. I love this place. I would like to visit Thailand again.
  • Great monument, nice position if you forgot khaosan road... 😄
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