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Democracy Monument

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The Democracy Monument stands as a potent reminder of modern Thai political history, from the embrace of a constitution to repeated military dictatorships and the hundreds of demonstrators who have spilled their blood in support of democracy.

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Ironically, the Democracy Monument was built at the behest of Thailand’s first military dictator, Field Marshal Phibunsongkhram. In a move that forever changed the face of Bangkok’s old quarter, he simultaneously ordered the road widened, trees cut down, shophouses demolished and residents relocated.

Traffic can be ... slightly heavier than this. Photo taken in or around Democracy Monument, Bangkok, Thailand by David Luekens.

Traffic can be ... slightly heavier than this. Photo: David Luekens

The site’s placement at the heart of Ratchadamnoen, the “royal avenue” built under King Chulalongkorn four decades earlier, was and continues to be significant. The site also marks Kilometre Zero, the official centre of Thailand’s ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 300 words.)


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