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  5. Democracy Monument, Bangkok, Thailand: Witness A Historical Symbol

Democracy Monument, Bangkok, Thailand: Witness a Historical Symbol

Democracy monument
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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. Explore the vibrant culture, breathtaking landscapes, and exotic cuisine with our exclusive Thailand Tour Packages, offering an unforgettable journey through this enchanting Southeast Asian destination.

Highlights of the Democracy Monument

  • The monument has been designed in such a way that it looks like the Constitution of Thailand looks like it is being supported by a box of palm leaf manuscripts.
  • This constitution is protected by four wings built to symbolize the four branches of armed forces - Air Force, army, navy and police
  • The monument’s base is seen showcasing 75 cannonballs, this could be said to be representative of the Buddhist era in Thailand. The monument is 24 meters tall to remind the viewer of the 24th of June when the Siamese coup took place.
  • The embossed image of people working at the base represents the efforts of the ‘people’s party’ in bringing about a change in the political system
  • The constitution placed above is 3 meters tall representing the third month of the traditional Thai calendar - month of June when the revolution took place
  • There are around six amulets on the six doors of the monument symbolizing the six principles of the people’s party such as independence, safety, economy, equality, liberty, and education.

Things to know about the Democracy Monument

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  • A significant part of Bangkok old town, the democracy monument is one of the largest buildings in all of Bangkok
  • The sculptures at the base of the monument were the brainchild of an Italian sculptor named Corrado Feroci who later became a Thai citizen
  • The monument offers ample parking space to its visitors and there is no need to follow a dress code.

Best time to visit Democracy Monument

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.

How to Reach the Democracy Monument

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. Explore the vibrant culture, stunning landscapes, and rich history of Thailand with our curated Bangkok Tour Packages, offering an unforgettable journey filled with adventure and relaxation.

Attractions Near Democracy Monument

  • Rattanakosin exhibition hall

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’!

  • Queen’s gallery

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!

  • Sahachat memorial

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.

  • Jok’s kitchen

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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Frequently Asked Questions on Democracy Monument

No. The entry is free for the democracy monument.

No. There is no dress code for the monument. 

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