July 17, 2013

Travel Photo: The Victory Monument

Hello! Today, I will be featuring a photograph I took while exploring one of Southeast Asia's megacities.

Where in the world is this?


This is the Victory Monument in the Ratchathewi district of Bangkok in Thailand. It is a grand monument that commemorates the victory of the Thais in their war against the French colonizers. It was erected in June 1941 with Corrado Feroci as the sculptor. The monument has the obelisk like the Washington Monument which is in the central part and is shaped like five bayonets held together. There are also five statues around the base of the obelisk. This photo was captured in this busy part of Bangkok when the sun was slowly setting on the horizon. The Victory Monument also serves as one of the transportation centers in Bangkok. Buses, vans, and the BTS can be found around the area.

"I don't mind being a symbol but I don't want to become a monument. There are monuments all over the Parliament Buildings and I've seen what the pigeons do to them."  -Tommy Douglas

Have you been to Victory Monument? What have you seen? Please share your experiences here. Thank you!

10 comments:

  1. akala ko sa QC... sa may timog... ehehehehhe... thanks for sharing.. :)

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    1. Hahaha as in? Do we have something like this here in the Philippines? Thanks for dropping by, Raz! :)

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  2. I haven't been out of the country but I'd love to go to Thailand some time soon. Ako naman, I thought it's QC din. Sa Welcome Rotonda. Char! ;)

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    1. Hello Jhoysi! Thank you for leaving a comment here! Yes, visit Thailand some time in the future.. :)

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  3. The Victory Monument dominates the Skyline. It just looks amazing.

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    1. Yeah, you're right, Franc! It is indeed a great landmark in Bangkok.. :)

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  4. Interesting story about the monument. I hope I'll encounter this on my future visit to Bangkok. Nice photo by the way :)

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    1. Hi there! Thanks for dropping by! Yeah, visit this monument whenever you are in Bangkok.. :)

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  5. I've never been to Victory monument, but once I get to visit Thailand, I will surely visit this place.

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    1. Hello! Thank you for leaving a comment here! Are you visiting Thailand soon? :)

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