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Victory Monument

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Victory Monumentzone: Ratchathewi
This large obelisk, located in Ratchathewi, was erected in June 1941 at the end of the French-Thai War, in commemoration of Thailand's victory. 

The win saw Thailand regain some land they had been forced to cede to France in 1893 and 1904, including some parts of western Cambodia and northern and southern Laos, although they were forced to cede them back in 1945 at the end of the Pacific War. Composed of reinforced marble and concrete, the monument's design is very Western, especially compared to the nearby Democracy Monument. 

Five statues, one each for the army, navy, air force, police, and civilian bureaucracy, surround the tall obelisk in traditional hero stance. It sits in the middle of one of the busiest traffic intersections in the country, and the Skytrain runs directly past it. 

Getting there:     map location 
The obvious is the BTS skytrain and stop at the Victory Monument station
Picture left: BTS station Victory Monument 

The BTS skytrain wraps around part of the monument on it's way to the next station. 

 If your good with your camera you can catch a shot through out the out the skytrain window but better to stop at the Victory Monument station where you can catch a photo without leaving the exit gate. 

Otherwise exit the station get a close up of the monument and visit the nearby Icon the Victory monument markets, open 5pm-10pm daily

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Other nearby venues:
There are several, see the link below for tour zone Ratchathewi.

Times & Dates Open Hours: 24 hours 
Visit Time: 30min-1hr   Average Wait Time: None  Price: Free 

Exposure: Outdoor with little or no covering. 
Age Recommendations/RequirementsAges Admitted: All Ages 
Ages that would most enjoy this attraction: Teen, Adult, Senior 
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Families, Friends, Groups, Solo Travelers 

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