Democracy Monument

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The symbolic piece of architecture representing freedom is called the Democracy Monument, Bangkok. The importance of this monument is to commemorate Thailand’s momentous transformation from absolute to a constitutional monarchy. The artist, Corrado Feroci, was the designer of this landmark crafted with the symbolic meaning of the transformation. 

The Democracy Monument is one of the most well-known landmarks in Bangkok. It occupies a traffic circle on Ratchadamnoen Klang Road and it’s easy to get there if you stay around Khao San Road, which is just a short walk away.  

We’re sure that you would be stunned if you know that the Democracy Monument is composed of 24-meter high columns to commemorate the 24th of June, the date of the revolution. Moreover, the winged-shaped columns also signify the freedom and the sacred rights of people. Each wing has interesting details which are bas-relief depicting soldiers, police, and civilians who helped usher in democracy to Thailand. A copy of the original constitution is held on the central pedestal. The six gates represent independence, internal peace, equality, freedom, economy, and education. So, there’s more to this huge sculpture drawing appreciative eyes to its aesthetics. 

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If you’re getting there from the city, just take the Chaophraya River Express boat to Banglamphu Pier and walk through Chana Songkram Temple and down the bustling Khao San Road. The location is perfect for those who would love to wander around the old Grand Palace and the Dusit Palace. Don’t forget to go with a local friend around Old Bangkok, and make a stop here!  

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