26

Nov
2021

Democracy Monument

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A focal point during prodemocracy demonstrations, this monument (built 1939) commemorates the revolution of 1932. Each feature symbolizes the date of the establishment of Thailand’s constitutional monarchy, on June 24, 1932.

The four wing towers are each 79 ft (24 m) high. The 75 cannons indicate the year 2475 of the Buddhist Era (1932), and the pedestal, containing a copy of the constitution, is 10 ft (3 m) high, referring to the third month of the Thai calendar (June).

The structure was designed by Silpa Bhirasi, an Italian sculptor who took a Thai name and citizenship.

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