Victory Monument

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ianwyj
Singapore, Singapore4,863 contributions
A monument to a little-known war
Apr 2021
Thailand was the only country in Southeast Asia not to be occupied during the second world war but it wasn't totally uninvolved in the conlict. It did fight a war against the (by-then) Vichy-controlled French and managed to regain some previously lost territory in Indochina. And that's the whole point of this monument that stands in the middle of a roundabout. From afar, it looks like an obelisk, but up close, it's really five connected bayonets connected in the middle. Surrounding the central obelisk at its base are five statues representing the army, air force, navy, police and civilians.

Is it worth getting a close-up look? In my opinion, probably not unless one is a strong Thai history bufff. The monument's most easily observed from the airconditioned comfort of a BTS train (Sukhumvit line) - it'll be on the left if heading north, or on the right side if heading south.
Written August 17, 2021
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Rocky Road
Chiang Rai, Thailand1,648 contributions
Only worth it for the Boat noodles and jazz club...
Mar 2020 • Solo
Had a 8 hour layover @ BKK in the evening and took the ARL train and BTS (61B total) to Victory monument just because it was around 30 minutes. Took me awhile to find the boat noodle restaurant Baan Kuay Tiew Ruathong. The boat noodles were fantastic and cheap 13B each, but was underwhelmed with the area as it's not particularly outstanding in any way for shopping, walking or sight seeing. Should have spent an extra 15 minutes and went to
Talad Rot Fai Train Night Market Ratchada on the ARL and MTS trains.
Written March 15, 2020
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theharrogatelady
Harrogate, UK1,606 contributions
Worth a look if you’re passing!
Feb 2020 • Couples
Although a large monument, it is set within a large roundabout and feels an awkward place to walk to. The monument was dressed with flowers when visited in February and it also had photo images of the king and Queen. It can be viewed from the Sky Train too!
Written February 27, 2020
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Dan o
33 contributions
Great central point to locate and travel from but not really a monument you visit
Feb 2020
BTS station at Victory Monument is convenient to a number of decent hotels are very reasonsible prices and within very easy walkning distance to the BTS and 1 stop away from Airport Rail system that meets up to the BTS Skytrain subway system.
Written February 18, 2020
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Kookysax_jb
Cardiff, UK54 contributions
It's just a big roundabout
Dec 2019 • Couples
We were staying in the area... It's not really a special site to pay a visit to.
I wouldn't book accommodation in this area again as there wasn't much going on in the evening.
Written December 10, 2019
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James R
6 contributions
Victory Monument by Night
Nov 2019
Extremely busy and large roundabout which is dark and chaotic by night, making this an intriguing area to explore.
Written December 1, 2019
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Dan M
Tel Aviv, Israel14,443 contributions
Stop there, take a picture and go one
Dec 2018
That is all it is about.
You can also take your picture from the sky train when pass by on your way to Chatuchak
Written November 30, 2019
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Tan Zi Yu
Singapore, Singapore266 contributions
Victory Monument Boat Noodle
Oct 2019 • Friends
We went to Bangkok many times. Since we were staying near Victory Monument in October, we decided it was a good time for us to head over to Ratchawithi Road for lunch at the famous restaurant serving boat noodles. It was our 1st time experience. Easy to find.
We chose the first stall along a canal. Servers wearing purple T-shirts. There are plenty of indoor and air-conditioned rooms along the alleyway. We ordered rice vermicelli and kway teow with beef and pork, topped off with fresh herbs in miniature bowls. Also ordered side dishes, drinks etc...
The bowl's smal size is the unique selling point of boat noodle alley in Bangkok.
We saw locals order dozens of bowls at a time, which were stacked high on the tablets for photo taking.
Written November 5, 2019
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Guy P
Antwerp, Belgium163 contributions
Traffic junction.
Oct 2019
Title says it all. Never took the trouble of "visiting" this site while visiting BKK previously. Was transiting this time between bus 166 (coming from Pak Kret) and the Airport Rail Link. Nice pictures of Bangkok traffic from the walkway. 10 minute walk from the monument to the terminal station of the Rail-station at Phaya Thai.
Written October 19, 2019
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😊Aii Burstein 🍀🌸
Vienna, Austria2,853 contributions
Large traffic circle in Bangkok
Oct 2019 • Couples
The Victory Monument is an Obelisk monument in Bangkok, Thailand. The monument was erected in June 1941 to commemorate the Thai victory in the Franco-Thai War, located in Ratchathewi District, at the center of a traffic circle at the intersection of Phahonyothin Road, Phaya Thai Road, and Ratchawithi Road.
Written October 16, 2019
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