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Bangkok Page 21, Khao San Road area & Democracy Monument

The Democracy Monument  - is a public monument in the centre of Bangkok, It stands majestically on  a traffic roundabout on the wide east to west boulevard Thanon Ratchadamnoen Klang, at the intersection of  Thanon Dinso. The monument is roughly halfway between Sanam Luang, the former royal cremation ground in front of Wat Phra Kaew, and the temple of the Golden Mount (Phu Kao Thong).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, by its military ruler, Field Marshal Plaek Pibulsonggram Phibun saw the monument as the centre of what he envisaged as a new, westernised Bangkok.The four wing-like structures which guard the Constitution, representing the four branches of the Thai armed forces.

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Bangkok Page 21, Khao San Road area & Democracy Monument
Bangkok Page 21, Khao San Road area & Democracy Monument
Bangkok Page 21, Khao San Road area & Democracy Monument
Bangkok Page 21, Khao San Road area & Democracy Monument
Bangkok Page 21, Khao San Road area & Democracy Monument
Bangkok Page 21, Khao San Road area & Democracy Monument
Bangkok Page 21, Khao San Road area & Democracy Monument
Bangkok Page 21, Khao San Road area & Democracy Monument
Khao San Road, Bangkok, Thailand