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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. 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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TripAdvisor
  • It is on the main road near all the tourist attractions so you can always ask your taxi to have a quick stop to take some pictures. No need to go up close and personal to it. 
  • When in Thailand this monument was located a short distance from where we stayed. We walked past it in a number of occasions on our way to other places. Although it's well maintained, quite large and ...  more »
  • This monument while is well kept and does look good does not take a lot of time to look around. I would say its good to stop off as you pass for a look around and for some photos. I did just that on m...  more »
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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.