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Democracy Monument, Bangkok
(2.7/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
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. Democracy Monument is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Bangkok Edition.
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  • If you will be out in Khao San Road, it should be a good opportunity to see this one. You may never get the chance to travel across the road and reach the monument, but taking a picture from the side ...  more »
  • just around the corner of khao san road on the main road ratcha damnoen is the democracy monument. and on the opposite side is another monument for october 14th, 1973 when a popular uprising happened ...  more »
  • Walk around the Royal Palace, however, what about a 15-minute walk. It is a monument located behind the city hall. Lit up at night is beautiful. It is a monument symbolizing the Royal Palace, little distance there is a shame. Admission fees are not the only just gawk at. Hot days is not recommended.
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  • Located in the center of Bangkok cultural area. Easily access to many tourist attraction places : The Grand Palace, Wat pra kaew, Wat Pho, Kaosarn Road, and etc. Nice Place to stay.
  • Personal reason to love this monument. It has long history and is a good representation of the fight for people freedom.
  • One of the most famous sightseeing spot Shold come when visiting BKK
  • Historical place in Bangkok. I don't think they allow access to the site. You are able to view from afar at the BTS walkways.
  • A beautiful grand monument located right in the middle of the town! It's definitely worth visiting once as this is the symbol of democracy in Thailand. Read Wikipedia for more information about what does each part of the monument means.