When it comes to commemorating sacrifices done by heroes, Thailand does not hold back. As much as the country celebrates the myriad facets of its art and cultural heritage, Thailand also celebrates the endeavors performed in Patriotic fervor. One such monument celebrating the might of people’s efforts is the democracy monument in the Phra Nakhon region of Bangkok. Built to remember and respect the spirit of the 1932 revolution, the monument symbolizes the empowerment of the Thai people. Each facet of the monument is symbolic in nature and has been sculpted beautifully drawing elements from various other countries. Read on to find out why the democracy monument should definitely be part of your Thai holiday itinerary.
The monument is open 24 hours a day. You can visit the monument during any time of the day. Entry into the monument is free of charge.
The monument is located in the heart of the city and is accessible to tourists easily. You could hire a taxi from your hotel or resort if you’d like to reach here quickly. Or you could also opt for the public bus (lines 509 and 511) or you could go for the adventurous express boat ride on the Chao phraya river.
A museum tailored to fit the information needs of the tech-savvy 21st century generation, the Rattanakosin exhibition hall is one of its own kind. The museum offers 9 exhibition rooms that offer its visitors information in such a way that it makes learning history something you genuinely enjoy. The exhibits are arranged in such a way that they give the visitor an idea about what Thailand stands for as a nation. Check out their 8th museum room titled ‘The color Thai way of living’!
This gallery had been conceived by the former queen of Thailand Queen Sirikit to celebrate homegrown artists of Thailand. The gallery has been divided into two parts: One to celebrate the young up-and-coming artists and another dedicated to seasoned Thai artists. If you are an art-lover or someone who travels to indulge in the local culture, definitely pay this a visit!
This memorial has a golden statue of a pig along the busy main road. This was built to celebrate the 50th birthday of the then Thai queen mother Queen Shri Phatcharinthra. The reason behind the pig, turns out, is the zodiac symbol of the queen mother. If you are someone who loves reading up on symbolism in different cultures, this might be a great addition to your itinerary.
Created with love for seafood by a homegrown chef, Jok’s kitchen is a restaurant that has no menu! Make a reservation in advance and prepare to be surprised because the chef himself decides what you will eat for dinner! Jok’s kitchen is said to be a blind date with Thai cuisine. Sounds interesting, doesn’t it?
And there you go! Make a full day vacation planned around the democracy monument as you check out the various other attractions nearby. A trip to Bangkok to experience the city in all its glory should be as multifaceted as possible. Head over to Pickyourtrails website to check out the umpteen number of activities that the beautiful city offers its visitors and help us plan a perfect itinerary suited to you!
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