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 King Taksin the Great Monument

The monument of King Taksin the Great, sculpted by Professor Silpa Bhirasri, is situated at Wongwian Yai of Prajadhopok street. The equestrian statue of King Taksin, holding a sword in his right hand, is mounted on a pedestal. The height from his hat down to his feet is around fourteen metres, while the platform is about 1.70 metres high. The statue was inaugurated on April 17, 1954. Every year, on December 28, His Majesty the King graciously makes a royal visit to the statue to lay down a wreath in reverence of King Taksin the Great.

King Rama I Memorial

The royal statue of Phrabat Somdet Phra Phutthayotfa Chulalok was enshrined at the feet of Pathom Barommarachanuson bridge on to commemorate the 150-year anniversary of Krung Rattanakosin. The monarch is the first king of the Royal House of Chakri. He was born on March 20, 1736 in Ayutthaya, proclaimed King on April 6, 1782 and established Bangkok as the capital city of Thailand in the same year. King Rama I ruled the Kingdom for 27 years and died on September 7, 1809.

King Rama III Memorial

The Royal Statue of Phrabat Somdet Phra Nangglao Chaoyuhua was enshrined at the Royal Recep

Equestrian Statue of King Rama V

Erected during the reign of King Rama V in 1908 from funds raised by Thai citizens. Official contracgts were made with an expert French sculptor in Paris who had it moulded from there. His Majesty, the late King Rama V had his equestrian statue inaugurated by himself. His late Majesty King Rama VI thereafter used the remaining funds to establish Chulalongkorn University which is named after his father.

Statue of King Rama VI

Established in front of Lumpini Park on Rama VI Road, the Statue of King Rama VI was moulded and caste by Professor Silpa Bhirasri. The work was fully accomplished on June 7, 1941. His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej qraciously inaugurated the statue on March 27, 1942.

Victory Monument

The Thai government, under the premiership of General P. Pibunsongkarm, had the victory Monument erected in 1941 in honour of the heroic acts of soldiers, policeman and civilians who died during the dispute between Thailand and France over the redesignation of the border between Thailand and Indochina.

Democracy Monument

This monument was erected to commemorate Thailand's chang from Absolute Monarchy to Constitutional Monarchy on June 24, 1932. The monument was designed by Professor Silpa Bhirasri with the core structure in the from of a large copper tray carrying the Constitution and supported by a pedestal. The copper tray is the largest in Thailand with a height of three metres and weighing four tonnes.

Shrine of Chao Pho Ho Klong

In the Territory Defence Department's compound opposite Wat Phra Chetupon, or Wat Pho, is the shrine paying homage to Chao Pho Ho Klong. At one time the Ho Klong (drum hall) was very important. The drums informed the public of the time and news. During the reign of King Rama I (1782-1809) the drum hall was built in front of Wat Pho where Bamrung Muang and Rachini Roads converge. Three drums were beaten to draw attention: the first, Yam Phra Surisi announced sunset-the end of the day; the second, called Akkhi Phinat, was beaten when buildings were on fire, and the third, Phikhat Phairi, announced war.

Monument to War Veterans

This monument was erected as a memorial to Thai War Veterans who, together with the Allied Army, joined in the European battlefield during World War nI from June 20 to September 21,1918. The ashes of dead veterans were enshriend in thye monument on September 24, 1981.

Mae Phra Thorain (Goddes of the Earth)Twisting Her Hair

This is a monument of the Goddess of the Earth, sitting twisting her hair in a booth decorated with beautifully sculptured mortar. It was built by Queen Sowabha, the Queen Mother in the reign of King Rama VI. At the end of her twisted hair, a stream of wat