Democracy Monument

Democracy Monument, Bangkok: Address, Phone Number, Democracy Monument Reviews: 3.5/5

Democracy Monument
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Zise Shu
Doha, Qatar127 contributions
Nice Evening View
Jul 2020 • Friends
Had our last night roaming around Bangkok. A must-see sight to visit when you're just around the city. Interesting sculptures.
Written June 5, 2021
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Chuck B
Steilacoom, WA813 contributions
Food for Thought
Nov 2019 • Friends
This huge sculpture dominates its area and draws appreciative eyes to its aesthetic sculptural merit as you scurry across the wide boulevard. It birthed with the high hopes of the 1932 revolution that ended the absolute monarchy. But today the symbolism is bittersweet as Thailand struggles once again under military rule. To get the most of the experience detour to nearby Thammasat University and view the history of this as long as that of the Professor who started it all. Only then will this fine monument have some context.
Written November 19, 2019
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Suaffash
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia229 contributions
Walk around
Nov 2019 • Solo
Democracy monument was in my way going to the metal castle but I did not get what dose it mean, until I read one of the reviews
Because I move solo and I donor have tour guide
So thanks for all the information I got here
Written November 15, 2019
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA12,242 contributions
Impressive, especially at night
Mar 2019 • Couples
It is a symbol of the revolution of 1932 – a coup d’état that established the constitutional monarchy. We passed to several times during our stay in Bangkok.

It is especially nice at night when it is illuminated.
Written May 22, 2019
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Abdul Wasay
Beijing, China86 contributions
Pleasant Sight at Night
Jan 2019 • Solo
If you are thinking of wandering around in areas nearby Khaosan Road, then don't miss to visit this place at night. It is also very close to Giant Swing, Both of these sights may seem very interested to people fond of night photography. It will take just few minutes from Khaosan Road.
Written May 8, 2019
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Paule Santos
Bangkok, Thailand103 contributions
Huge monument
Apr 2019
It’s a large monument in the center of a round about. It gets lit up at night so after dark is a great time to walk past it as well.
Written April 4, 2019
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands2,779 contributions
Reflecting the vision of Phibun
Mar 2019 • Solo
The monument shows four giant wings representing Thailand's armed forces: air, land, navy and police protecting a book (the constitution) carried by two offering bowls. It reflects the vision of Phibun, the military ruler at the time it was made in 1939. Note that on the reliefs at the base of the structure no depiction of Thailand's monarchs are to be seen, but mainly soldiers protecting ordinary people.

The monument was named democracy monument, because the military in 1930s Thailand saw themselves as acting on behalf of the people which in their view meant democracy. On an ideological and cultural level they were influenced by Europe (Republican France in particular). Ratchadamnoen avenue was built to resemble Champs Elysées in Paris, thus all the trees providing shade along the original smaller street were cut and buildings that stood in the way were demolished. The inhabitants (many of them Chinese shopkeepers) were given two months notice.
Written April 2, 2019
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Titus D
Sri Lanka6,909 contributions
Democracy Monument is constructed in a large round about, the symbol of Siamese Revolution in 1932.
Jan 2019 • Friends
Democracy Monument is constructed in a large round about. It is the symbol of Siamese Revolution in 1932 but commissioned in 1939. It is beautiful and is a great craftsmanship and construction. No one can go inside the round about as it is covered by a fence. It is easily and clearly visible when you travel in buses/ taxies.
We also saw a nice garden by the side of the road on the way to see this monument.
Written March 6, 2019
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Prawet J
Washington DC, DC13,366 contributions
Meaningful landmark symbols for Thais
Feb 2019 • Solo
Ratchadamnern Road stretches from the Parliarment buildings to the Grand Palace area and is one of the buetiful boulevard in the city. The Democracy Monument is a symbol of Thai modern era of governing. A nice symbol and landmark for Thai but another monument for visitors. If you are in the area, drive by tour is OK for photo ops. Or if you visit other landmarks in the area, photo form sidewalk is OK. Not really worth fighting the traffic to get to the monument which is located in the middle of the big boulevard.
Written February 25, 2019
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Soko37
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam3,769 contributions
Modern history monument
Jan 2019 • Family
No need to plan to visit, maybe when you have a direction to Khao San Road then you can have look. Definitely important for history but not gem which must be seen
Written January 31, 2019
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