King Rama V Monument
King Rama V Monument
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Neighborhood: Dusit
When wandering around the Dusit Palace grounds, you'd almost forget you're still in a Southeast-Asian city. The Renaissance-style buildings and leafy gardens wouldn't be out of place in an European capital, and the serenity here is in stark contrast with the chaotic city life outside of its complex walls. Dusit is one of Bangkok's oldest districts, and while the rest of Bangkok is modernising at a rapid pace, Dusit seems to have stood the test of time. Come here to find family businesses in traditional shophouses, small-scale local markets and streets unfazed by modern city life.

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Prawet J
Washington DC, DC13,366 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Solo
A symbol of freedom of Thailand and a landmark that for all Thais, is located at the plaza in front of the parliarment building. King Rama V is considered the King who abolished the slavery in Thailand and great King to initiated the Thai modern educational system. The area is well maintained and special events are often held here. Great Symbol and landmark worth the stop and take some photos. It is located just around the coner from the Marble Temple.
Written February 25, 2019
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands3,924 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018
King Rama V = Chulalongkorn actually mounted a horse at the foundry in France to be modeled for this statue. After it was made the equestrian and his horse were shipped to Bangkok in 1908. During his grand tour of Europe Chulalongkorn observed many statues like this and let it known that he also wanted one.

Chulalongkorn is Siam's big modernizer. He ruled as an absolute monarch, but in many ways was ahead of his time. He saw very clearly that if he wanted to prevent Siam to become a colony of a Western power he had to embrace European technology and accelerate economic development.
Written December 11, 2018
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Mr_Nobody_1979
Krakow, Poland3,979 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Solo
Big statue of one of late Thai kings standing directly in front of beautiful Coronation Hall. Plenty of locals come to pay respects to their late king. Worth stopping by and take some photos on the way to more spectacular attractions.
Written November 16, 2018
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BangkokSachse
Bangkok, Thailand42,290 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018
The monument is historic. The views of the old parliament are beautiful. We went to the King’s event in February. The area was well decorated with flowers. The weather was nice in the morning.
Written February 18, 2018
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nrm77
London, UK1,121 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
This is a statue of the great Thai King, King Chulalongkorn. It is located in the square right out side the Royal Plaza, and it does look quite grand. There is not much information around about the statue or the horse King Chulalongkorn is riding. Still looks nice.
Written August 1, 2017
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Jammy1983
Amsterdam, The Netherlands209 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Solo
A statue, but that's it. Well maintained, and locals greet the statue.
Lot's of traffic around, but that's it. Nothing much to find around the statue.
Written September 20, 2016
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David B
Rayong, Thailand9,813 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Friends
The Equestrian State of King Chulalongkorn Rama V the Great (to give it its full title) was erected in 1908, two years before the king's death.

It was paid for by public subscription and was cast in Paris by Georges Saulo.

The current King aside, Chulalongkorn is probably the most revered Thai monarch. He abolished slavery and built strong alliances with western powers, which played a large part in keeping Thailand from being colonized.

The statue sits in pride of place in the Royal Plaza, a large public expanse in front of Dusit Palace.
Written August 24, 2016
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