Victory Monument (Thai: อนุสาวรีย์ชัยสมรภูมิ, RTGS: Anusawari Chai Samoraphum) is a military monument in Bangkok, Thailand. The monument was erected in June 1941 to commemorate the Thai victory in the Franco-Thai War. The monument is in Ratchathewi District, northeast of central Bangkok, at the center of a traffic circle in the intersection of Phahonyothin, Phaya Thai and Ratchawithi roads.
The monument is entirely Western in design. This is in contrast with another prominent monument of Bangkok, the Democracy Monument, which uses indigenous Thai forms and symbols. The central obelisk, although originally Egyptian, has been frequently used in Europe and the US for national and military memorials, its shape suggesting both a sword and masculine potency. Here it is executed in the shape of five bayonets clasped together. Five statues, representing the army, navy, air force, police, and civilian population, are depicted in Western "heroic" style, familiar in the 1940s in both fascist and communist states. They were created by the Italian sculptor Corrado Feroci, who worked under the Thai name Silpa Bhirasi. The sculptor did not like the combination of his work with the obelisk, and referred to the monument as "the victory of embarrassment".
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ดรีม บิว | Feb 10, 2018
The noodles there is the best. The street aren't too crowded so it was quite nice walking around and looking at stuffs. This place is sells a lot of clothes and bags and other normal stuffs that a market would have BUT it wasn't too expensive so you can get stuffs with "good quality" for such a good price.
Sirikit Joshi | Feb 7, 2018
It's a busy roundabout surrounded by bus stops that lead to various places. There's always a huge crowd and hustle bustle. I took great pictures of the monument during sunset. The people are really helpful with directions, one just needs to ask politely.
Bhaskar Bhattacharya | Dec 23, 2017
This is a big intersection point for many places of Bangkok. I took a bus ride to and fro from my hotel "The Victory Residences" to the palace area. Buses are air-conditioned and has a waste basket. Services are frequent but traffic jam is enormous. But people do not show any exasperation due to stuck up traffic nor do they honk as you find in India. The train line takes a loop around the monument, thus not disturbing the importance of the monument. Long sky walk is available for people to go around the whole circle. Adherence to traffic by locals is very good, 3xcept for bikers. They do flout red lights but never aggressive to now you down. Be rest assured about "no horn" practice followed by one and all.
Kamman Janpiam | Mar 3, 2018
The momument is place on in the middle of a busy round about. It's like a scare from a more nationalist (euphemism for fascistic) times in the 40's. The malls and food stalls cater the many hurried commuters that pass through this area as many bus lines stop here. The food qualiter satisfy the "quick bite" category but don't expect any gems in the rough when you sit down.
Adela Barzaneanu | Mar 1, 2018
What I like is was a platform that help you very easy to get on Sky Train or cross over the street, and you in Bangkok if you are foot passenger yo not have priority at all. :)
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