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.
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.
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.
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..
You will surely go past this monument many times in Bangkok. There are many pictures of the Royal family around it.
If you will stay in the Khaosan Road, just remember Democracy Monument and it is already walking distance to the backpacker's place.
The Democracy Monument is a landmark which was errected in 1933 to commemorate the beginning of constitutional monarchy in Thailand.
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.
A commemorative monument for democracy system in Thailand. All construction have meaning and connected with democracy in Thailand.