"Democracy Monument" Democracy Monument Tip by Willettsworld

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This monument lies in the middle of a roundabout on the wide east-west boulevard Thanon Ratchadamnoen Klang, at the intersection of Thanon Dinso. The monument was commissioned in 1939 to commemorate the 1932 Siamese coup d'état which led to the establishment of a constitutional monarchy in what was then the Kingdom of Siam.

The centrepiece of the monument is a carved representation of the Thai Constitution of 1932, on top of two golden offering bowls above a round turret. The Constitution is symbolically guarded by four wing-like structures, representing the four branches of the Thai armed forces - army, navy, air force and police - which carried out the 1932 coup.

Address: Thanon Ratchadamnoen Klang

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  • Written Oct 25, 2009
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