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In Bangkok, the student-led protest turned into a bloody riot and before the day was done hundreds of civilians had been killed by local police and military.
Commemorating the brutal deaths of these civilians this understated memorial sits 200 metres west of Democracy Monument. Built as a granite amphitheatre encircling a modern chedi, the memorial lists the names of the dead as well as featuring a small exhibition of photographs from and explanations of the ten-day protest.
The monument itself is not a must-see, but what it commemorates reflects an important moment in Thai history.
How to get there
Buses 2, 82, 511, 512. The memorial is a ten to fifteen-minute walk from Khao San Road.
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