Victory Monument

>> Sunday, July 12, 2009

As I commented in Chin, Easy Bangkok Daily Photo, I was thinking about put this Victory Monument yesterday just because I passed that area. It was just coincident, anyway I posted today. It has difference angle of it.


Victory Monument (Thai: อนุสาวรีย์ชัยสมรภูมิ, Anusawari Chai Samoraphum) is a large military monument in Bangkok, Thailand. The monument is located in Ratchathewi district, northeast of central Bangkok, at the center of a traffic circle at the intersection of Phahonyothin Road, Phaya Thai Road, and Ratchawithi Road.

The monument was erected in June 1941 to commemorate the Thai "victory" in the Franco-Thai War, a brief conflict waged against the French colonial authorities in Indo-China, which resulted in Thailand annexing some territories in western Cambodia and northern and southern Laos. These were among the territories which the Kingdom of Siam had been forced to cede to France in 1893 and 1904, and patriotic Thais considered them rightfully to belong to Thailand.
Thanks to Wiki for all info

3 comments:

Chin July 12, 2009 at 8:29 AM  

I think you make a good angle(photo no.1) better than me naja.
I really want to shot Victory Monument in wide angle at flyover in front of Rajavithi Hospital side.

Jacob July 12, 2009 at 8:42 AM  

Very impressive skyline and monument! Thanks for the neat history lesson, too!

Hilda July 12, 2009 at 11:30 AM  

Goodness, your traffic looks as bad as ours!
Very interesting history and the monument is lovely against the wonderful blue sky.

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