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The Democracy Monument looking all Arc de Triomphal, on a sultry early afternoon, on a Saturday in late August. Like many great monuments, this one is rich in symbolism, as The Bangkok Attraction Guide writes: "The four wings are each 24 meters high, signifying the 24th of June, the date when the new constitution was signed. The location of the monument, between the old Grand Palace and the Dusit Palace, is also noteworthy. A copy of the original constitution is held in central pedestal. Strangely enough, the Democracy Monument was designed by an Italian immigrant. Corrado Feroci was invited to Thailand in 1924 by King Rama VI to develop a Western-styled art tradition. He was the one who executed the relief sculptures around the base of the monument..."

[symbol of liberty]
the democracy monument // grand palace
bangkok thailand 2008

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