Freedom has no price tag. There is no greater treasure to be found than the fortune of freedom. 24th June1939, the people of Thai won their liberation from 150 years of absolute monarchy and to commemorate the birth of a constitutional government, the Democracy Monument was erected. Located in the centre of Bangkok, the monument consists of four curved columns that arch inwards at the summit which gives the illusion of a winged beast. Signifying independence and rights of the people, each pillar of this beautiful construction sculptured by the Italian artist Corrad Feroci is 24 metres long in height representing June 24th.
Owing to its allegory of equality, since its construction, the Democracy Monument has been a rallying point to express democratic movements. Many a years since 1939 the Thai political history has seen this site crowded with people on demonstrations that have ended with tragic consequences. Today this silent sentinel of freedom stands amidst serenity and prosperity in the land of the free. Those of you in the vicinity of Bangkok should most certainly take a stroll down this part of the capital and absorb the history that circulated in a struggle for democracy. Many a foreign visitors take refuge at a Bangkok Hotel while in the shopping city of Thailand. Spacious and tastefully decorated, Grand Millennium Sukhumvit Bangkok is a luxurious 5 star Sukhumvit Hotel that blends with contemporary opulence with traditional Thai hospitality.