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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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  • August 13, 2017
    This monument is in the middle of a busy traffic circle as many monuments around the wolrd are. Because of the busy traffic, it is really difficult to cross the road to see the monument in a near dist...  more »
  • August 1, 2017
    This is the democracy monument towering in the center of the Rotary. May be I should stay away when the demonstrations such as this become the Center, because the political situation is bad.
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  • July 4, 2017
    It's a monument without much grace although very symbolic for the Thais. Is very close to the center of the action Khosao road.
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  • August 27, 2017
    big monument in the central Bangkok. I heard from local that it's often used as demonstration place. when i went there on August 6th 2017 it's decorated with many flowers. Near khaosan, golden mount, grand palace, and sanam luang.
  • July 30, 2017
    Fantastic must see for any tourist in Thailand. Built in 1939 the monument and the extra wide street is meant to be Thailand version of the Champs-Élysées and the Arc de Triomphe
  • May 12, 2017
    The best thing about this location is the excellent Thai restaurant on the ring road called Methavalai Sorndaeng. The food is of the highest standard and it's got a bit of a retro atmosphere with a resident classical pianist often there for the lunch session. This is also a favoured eating establishment for the Bangkok high society crowd.
  • June 26, 2017
    Go during the day to check the several panels. Go during the night and watch it from across the street. The open view of the square is amazing.
  • June 23, 2017
    Famous landmark in BKK. Many political activities happened here. Some nice Café and Restaurants nearby.

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