The Democracy Monument was in progress from 1939 to honor the 1932 revolution that ended the absolute monarchy and introduced Siam's first establishment. The design of the monument is full of imagery. It is adorned with four wings which are each 24 meters high, signifying 24th of June when the new constitution was signed. The Democracy monument is placed in between the old Grand Palace and the Dusit Palace which are both very significant tourist spots in Bangkok. A copy of the novel constitution is held in central pedestal.
This magnificent Democracy Monument was sculpted by an Italian immigrant named Corrado Feroci in 1924. He was one of the invitees of King Rama VI to initiate a western styled architecture and art tradition. He was immensely influenced by the city culture and tradition and permanently settled in Thailand and changed his name to Silpa Bhirasi. The monument boasts some fascinating details in its bas relief panels on the bases of the wings.
The Monument's centerpiece is a carved representation of the Thai Constitution of 1932, on top of two golden offering bowls above a round turret. The Constitution is symbolically guarded by four wing-like structures representing the four branches of the Thai armed forces - army, navy, air force and police - which carried out the 1932 coup. The central turret is of three meters height and it symbolizes the month of June which is considered to be the third month of the ancient Thai calendar. The six gates of the turret symbolize the six proclaimed policies of the Thai regime including independence, internal peace, equality, freedom, economy and education. Democracy monument also flaunts fountain. The four wing structures which protect the Constitution represent the four branches of Thai armed forces. It also showcases Sculptural panel titled"Soldiers for Democracy", "Personification of the People" and " Personification of Balance and Good Life'.
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