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Thailand

The Democracy Monu-ment in Bangkok sym-bolizes the transition of an absolute to a con-stitutional monarchy on 24 June 1932 or 2475 BE.

 

The date is represented in the measurements of the monument. The height of the four wings and the radius of the monument are 24 meters, and the year is represented by the 75 cannons that surround the monument.

 

  Democracy Monument

 

  Democracy Monument

 

The gilded part on top of the dome-shaped ped-estal with a phaan holding the Book of Constitution (fig.) is three meters high, a reference to June as the third month of the traditional Thai lunar calendar.

 

The bas-reliefs on the lower part of the four wings illustrate the history of the Civilian Party whilst marking the change in governmental system.

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