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Democracy Monument, Bangkok

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Monument Tourist Spot
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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As a commercial, cultural, and tourist center, Bangkok offers a great diversity of accommodations. For long established and chain hotels, try Sukhumvit Road and the areas surrounding the central Siam Square, where budget and luxury rooms are available in abundance. If you are looking for the backpacker zone, head to Khaosan Road, where you'll find a wealth of inexpensive, simple accommodations surrounded by businesses tailored to traveler's needs. Consider staying at a guesthouse to gain a deeper understanding of Thai life.
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  • Really big monument with a history connected with revolution in Siam. All roads start here, because this is a Km zero. Also it's used as a landmark and helps to navigate. Not really interesting for vi...  more »
  • This large impressive monument was built in 1939 and is situated in the middle of a traffic circle on the wide Ratchadamnoen Klang Road in central Bangkok. The Thai version of the "Arc deTriomphe" was...  more »
  • You put your life at risk trying to get to it. It is a monument to democracy, but the interpretation of the numerous pillars is up to the beholder. It is sort of like their Arc to Triumph  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Famous landmark in BKK. Many political activities happened here. Some nice Café and Restaurants nearby.
  • a famous monument surrounded with many tourist attraction. worth a visit.
  • Evening, monument was brightened by orange beam light. Looks beautiful but a bit difficult to get in there because of traffic.