Monuments & Statues in Bangkok

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Monuments & Statues in Bangkok

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  • Albywon
    Sydney, Australia11,932 contributions
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    There is a sky walk which encircles this monument so I completed this during my visit to Bangkok.
    It is well worth visiting this monument, a tribute to the fallen during the battles with France.
    Written March 6, 2024
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  • TAIN2013
    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia2,883 contributions
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    Located on a large plaza in front of the Central World shopping mall, the shrine is dedicated to the Holy trinity of Hinduism - the creator (Brahma), the preserver (Vishnu) and the destroyer (Shiva). The small shrine is located close to the Ganesha shrine and has a golden statue of the diety under a small Thai style canopy. The statue is placed on a raised pedestal and it is believed that praying here will help you find true love. There are shops selling incense, flower garlands and candles nearby for offering to the diety.
    Written April 4, 2020
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  • regm889
    Bangkok, Thailand888 contributions
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    Nice location at centre for worship and lay respect prior to ar after shopping in Rajprasong area, you u can have bit private moments just vieing it and seating.
    Written November 15, 2021
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  • macedonboy
    Glasgow, UK179,791 contributions
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    This monument is in honour of the 1932 Siamese coup d'état that replaced the absolute monarchy with a constitutional monarchy. The structure consists of a central column holding the symbolic Thai Constitution of 1932, surrounded by four wing shaped columns to represent the branches of the Thai armed forces as defenders of the constitution. The main disappointing aspect of the monument is that it sits on a roundabout, making it difficult to get up close.
    Written April 8, 2024
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  • Kaushik G
    Mumbai, India4,069 contributions
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    This monument dedicated to King Rama 6 is located at the entrance of the beautiful Lumpini Park and I had seen the same during my visit to the park. There is a black colored statue of the king in standing position and there is a beautiful manicured garden and fountain in front of the statue.
    Written August 25, 2020
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  • macedonboy
    Glasgow, UK179,791 contributions
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    This statue is in honour of King Rama III, the third king of the present Royal House of Thailand. His reign saw the renewal of contact with European countries as well as several rebellions against Thai rule over parts of modern neighbouring countries. The monument is a larger than life statue of the king, seated on his throne. He has a calm demeanour, looking impassively straight ahead.
    Written April 6, 2024
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  • Prawet J
    Washington DC, DC13,366 contributions
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    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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  • David B
    Rayong, Thailand9,813 contributions
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    The Royal Plaza, or the Equestrian Plaza as it is sometimes called because of the large statue of King Rama V on horseback that dominates it, is a large rectangle in front of Dusit Palace in Bangkok.

    In June 24, 1932, the Dusit Palace and the Royal Plaza were the scene of an historic revolution that saw Thailand transformed from an absolute monarchy to a democratic constitutional monarchy, with Rama VII King Prajatipok, abdicating in favour of Rama VIII, King Ananda.

    The Royal Plaza is sometimes the scene of more peaceful mass gatherings, such as in 2012, when upwards of a hundred thousand Thais started gathering from the pre-dawn to pay homage to HM King Bumiphol on his birthday on December 5. It was the last time the King, who is in ailing health, made a public appearance on his birthday.

    But even on less auspicious days the Royal Plaza is a hive of activity, with people promenading, sitting under shade trees, or having lunch as improvised street noodle stalls.
    Written August 25, 2016
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  • HINA W
    Islamabad, Pakistan6,566 contributions
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    This is a beautiful monument near the Grand Palace. It was inaugurated in December 2011 to celebrate the 84th birthday of King Bhumibol’ (Rama IX). He was the most loved and longest ruling King of Thailand. The rare White elephants, which are actually pinkish in colour, were the king’s favourite. Moreover elephants are national animals of Thailand and until 1900s they were depicted on the national flag. The monument portrays three white elephants, each respectively with three heads, holding up a lotus flower with a gold crown. This monument represents a Buddhist tradition. It is said that on the eve of the birth of Buddha his mother went to sleep and dreamt that a white elephant came to her and gifted her with a lotus flower. On seeing this statue I really understood how the Thai respect and revere this animal.
    Written September 29, 2018
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  • Mr_Nobody_1979
    Krakow, Poland3,979 contributions
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    Opposite Sanam Luang and neighboring Thammasat university, this tidy and well kept monument of one of past Thai kings has some nice photo opportunities. Worth stopping by, While walking towards grand palace.
    Written June 14, 2018
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  • HINA W
    Islamabad, Pakistan6,566 contributions
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    The King Taksin Monument stands amidst the Wong Wian Yai, which is a huge traffic island. It is in the center of a bustling junction. King Taksin was famous for his prowess in battle. This monument shows King Taksin the Great sitting on his charger. His sabre is raised as if he is signalling his a cavalry charge at the enemy.
    Written June 21, 2019
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  • HINA W
    Islamabad, Pakistan6,566 contributions
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    There are two war memorials in Bangkok. One is the famous Victory Monument but the other one is not so prominent. It is called Monument to the Expeditionary Force. It was built on the northern tip of Sanam Luang Park to pay tribute to the Thai soldiers who died on the Western Front in World War I. The monument has a four sided structure with the names of the dead soldiers etched on the sides. There is a spire on top of this cube. When the war ended in 1919 the 19 thai soldiers were cremated in Europe and the remaining marched in the victory parade in Paris. When they returned to Thailand they brought the ashes of the dead with them. Religious rites for them were held in Wat Mahathat and then the ashes were placed beneath this monument.
    Written October 12, 2018
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