Democracy Monument 2.5 rating


Completely occupying a roundabout on a major thoroughfare is the Democracy Monument. Its distinguishing features are the four 'wings' which are located at four equally spaced points around a smaller central shrine. The wings are decorated with artworks of war and war-related events. Quite impressive when seen from a distance (especially at sunrise and sunset), but maybe not worth the hazard involved in running across five lanes of Bangkok traffic for a closer look. It commemorates the June 1932 military coup that led to the country's first democratic constitution in place of absolute rule. Demonstrators gathered here in 1973, 1976 and 1992 in their struggle for democracy, signifying the important role this monument has played in recent Thai history.



About Democracy Monument

 Ratchadamnoen Klang Rd

 Nearest Transit: MRT Hua Lamphong Station (Lines: Blue)

Democracy Monument and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
Grand Palace

Grand Palace(1.3 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

Wat Pho(1.5 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

Wat Arun(2.3 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 Intharawihan

Wat Intharawihan(1.1 km)
This temple is known for the so-called Standing Buddha or Big Buddha (Luang Pho To), a 32-metre-tall golden Buddha image.

Dusit Palace

Dusit Palace(2.3 km)
The Dusit Palace is a large complex of 13 royal residences and few other buildings built by King Rama V on Rattanakosin Island in the early 20th century.

Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall

Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall(0.2 km)
The Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall explores the history of Rattanakosin Island, Bangkok's royal city where the Grand Palace, Wat Po and National Museum are located.

Wat Ratchabophit

Wat Ratchabophit(1 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.

Memorial Bridge

Memorial Bridge(2 km)

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