This is an equestrian statue situated at the Wongwian Yai Circle near the railway station of the same name. The king is portrayed with his right hand holding a sword, measuring approximately 9 metres in height from his horse's feet to the spire of his hat. The statue rests on a reinforced concrete pedestal of about 9 by 2 metres with 3.90 metres in height. There are four frames of stucco relief on the two sides of the pedestal. The opening ceremony of this monument was held on April 17, 1954 and a homage-paying fair takes place annually at December 28.
Nearest Transit: Wongwian Yai BTS Station (Lines: Silom)
King Taksin the Great Monument and Nearby Attractions on Map
Grand Palace(2.7 km)
A must-see attraction in Bangkok, the Grand Palace complex has the royal residence and the venerated Temple of the Emerald Buddha, apart from throne halls and government offices.
Wat Pho(2.3 km)
Wat Pho, popularly known as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Phra Chetuphon Vimolmangklararm Rajwaramahaviharn in Thai), is the largest temple of Bangkok, and probably the oldest too, predating the founding of the capital by almost 200 years.
Wat Arun(2.1 km)
Wat Arun, often called the Temple of Dawn, is located on the other side of the Chao Phraya River in Thonburi, you can find more information in that district article.
Wat Ratchabophit(2.6 km)
Built by King Rama V in 1869, it was created to keep up with the tradition that each newly-appointed monarch erected a temple to mark his reign.
State Tower(2.7 km)
The 247 metre high State Tower is the 4th tallest building in Bangkok and the largest building by area in Southeast Asia, spread over 300,000 m².
Wat Paknam Bhasicharoen(2.5 km)
Memorial Bridge(1.5 km)
Asiatique Sky(2.5 km)
The Asiatique open-air mall on the Chao Phraya riverfront has a giant ferris wheel that offers great views from the top at a height of 60 metres.
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