Viewfinder: Bangkok’s Democracy Monument
Under the central Bangkok sky is the Democracy Monument which was actually erected during the military takeover of Thailand in 1932.
A Thai architect worked on its design while sculpting work was also provided by an Italian sculptor who embraced Thai citizenship.
The Democracy Monument occupies a traffic circle on the wide east-west Ratchadamnoen Klang Road, at the intersection of Dinso Road.
I took this photo during our one-day lay-over in Bangkok on our way to Auckland, New Zealand (from Manila). While this was not my first time to see the Democracy Monument, we made sure to drop by the area to let my husband see it and to just explore the surrounding area. On our last trip to Bangkok in 2011, we have not been able to go to this area as there was widespread flooding in Bangkok that time.