Democracy Monument

Ratchadamnoen Klang Road, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, 10200

The Democracy Monument was built in 1939. The bas relief structures at the base of each tower were designed by Italian architect, Corrado Feroci. Mr. Feroci had won many awards for his monument designs and was chosen by the Italian government to work as a sculptor in Bangkok at the request of King Rama VI. At the centre of the monument there is a small round turret that holds a carved representation of the Thai constitution of 1932. The four wing-like towers represent the Thai armed forces, the army, navy, air force and police. The towers are 24 metres high, reflecting the fact that the 1932 coup took place on 24 June. The relief sculptures have interesting designs representing sport, education, religion, and the arts.

 

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