Located in the centre of Bangkok and representing the will of the people of Thailand is the Bangkok Democracy Monument. Attracting several tourists and locals alike, this marvellous monument is a symbol which commemorates the coup of 24th June 1932, which led to the downfall of the 150 year old monarchy of Thailand and introduced democracy and liberty to the land.
Situated on Ratchadamnoen Road and designed by Corrado Feroci, the Bangkok Democracy Monument is without a doubt one of the nation’s most valued monuments, as well as one of its most splendid architectural structures. The monument was constructed in 1939 and has since been a symbol of national pride and liberty.
The structure takes the form of four wings surrounding an enclosed pedestal upon which rests the First Constitution of Thailand. The four wings which rise up into the sky stand 24m tall, a number significant to the date of the coup, and represent the freedom and the rights of the people. Each wing also has panels with intricate sculptures which represent the struggle for democracy and the dawning of liberty and new hope to the people.
The enclosed pedestal which houses the First Constitution of Thailand has six doors with images of swords on them which symbolize the six core principles of the People’s Party. Quite often the site of political rallies and movements, the Bangkok Democracy Monument is a must see structure as it not only symbolizes the struggle for democracy and liberty, but it is also a structure of immense beauty and grandeur.
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