Democracy Monument, Bangkok

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    DEMOCRACY MONUMENT

    by mamasan69 Updated May 12, 2005

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    DEMOCRACY MONUMENT-Bangkok.

    While out seeing the Golden Mountain, my brother and I walked back to Khao San road and stopped by the Democracy Monument. The sun was just starting to go down and the traffic all around, it was quite busy, however we still managed to get a good view of the terrific site.
    It is something different to see and experience while you are in Bangkok, not to mention the history behind it.

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    Democracy Monument

    by Jmill42 Written Mar 24, 2004

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    Bangkok's Democracy Monument

    Definitely the most dangerous monument I visited, the democracy monument stands proud from the center of Rajadamnoen Road. Crossing the traffic to see it, well, I might not do again. If you are not fleet of foot, do not try!! Designed by an Italian, the monument stands to offer remembrance about the end of Thailands absolute monarchy in 1932. This also brought about Thailand's first constitution, and the whole of the story about this period in Thailand's history, and its leaders at the time can be seen at the King Prajadhipok Museum. nearby.

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    by syllybabe Written Aug 31, 2003

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    Why did Yen and I want to get really close to the monument? Because there were flowers blooming at the base around it.

    There's a fountain to the left that I dipped my hand into to cool off as I stood in the shade of one of the 4 wings.

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    by syllybabe Written Aug 31, 2003

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    Democracy Monument

    Built to commemorate the change from an absolute monarchy to a constitutional monarchy in 1932, the monument has 4 main wings measuring 25m tall and a traditional Thai tray carrying the constitution.

    Yen and I took pictures of this monument from across the busy street. It's located right in the middle of a roundabout but we both wanted to photograph the monument up close that we braved the traffic as people watched us cross the street right up to the monument.

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    by yen_2 Updated Aug 28, 2003

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    Democracy @ 1pm

    The monument was constructed during the early 1930's to commemorate Thailand's first constitotion. This monument is located in Ratchadamneon Ave. If you like to go in the center in it, you just have to do it like what we did with Syllybabe..hire a tuk-tuk and let him go in the center to that one...It was a hot Thursday morning when we took alot of flowers in there..

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    by sabrina_florida Written Feb 17, 2007

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    Democracy monument

    You will surely go past this monument many times in Bangkok. There are many pictures of the Royal family around it.

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    Democracy Monument

    by shintarojon Written May 20, 2006

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    Jon & VT member Brajesh

    If you will stay in the Khaosan Road, just remember Democracy Monument and it is already walking distance to the backpacker's place.

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    Democracy Monument

    by bijo69 Written Apr 28, 2006

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    The Democracy Monument is a landmark which was errected in 1933 to commemorate the beginning of constitutional monarchy in Thailand.

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    by Pimilan Written Oct 6, 2005

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    This monument was built in 1940 to commemorate the change from an absolute to a constitutional monarchy.
    The sculpture around the base are the work of italian-born Professor Silpa Bhirasri.

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    Democracy monument

    by pattayaraj Updated Mar 16, 2004

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    A commemorative monument for democracy system in Thailand. All construction have meaning and connected with democracy in Thailand.

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