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Thailand's Victory Monument

To me, the Victory Monument in Thailand (Thai: อนุสาวรีย์ชัยสมรภูมิ, Anusawari Chai Samoraphum) is my own memorable monument, too.
You see, when I first set foot in Thailand in 2002, this monument was my special landmark whenever I go to that part of Bangkok coming from my place near the Nonthaburi area. And this was for a year since I was taking language lessons then near Sala Daeng. I could conveniently take the sky train from the Victory Monument BTS sky train station going to language school. It was like I could never get lost in Bangkok as long as I would know how near I am to the monument 🙂 Just as I would know how to get around Bangkok on a bus or van coming from this area; a number of bus lines and vans use the area as a terminal. There are also shopping places just around the area as well as both local Thai restaurants and fast food chains.
I found out that the monument was erected in 1941. It was meant to celebrate or remember Thai victory in the Franco-Thai war. Later on, it appears that Thailand was forced to return the territories it gained during this war. Well, this seems like a sad turn around of events to me. But still, it is undeniable that the Victory Monument has remained as a landmark in Thailand and yes, to a Filipino like me 🙂

The Thailand Victory Monument by night 🙂

 Note: This post is also linked with Wednesday WhitesMellow Yellow Monday and Tuesday Travels.

9 thoughts on “Thailand's Victory Monument”

  1. thanks for sharing the info, sis. i am reminded of Monumento in Caloocan 🙂 accessible to everyone. happy weekend, sis!

  2. Yes it’s like a melting pot… everything goes and comes from there! I love the hustle and bustle of the place at night! Thanks for sharing , Lors!

  3. that is one beautiful monument at night Sis Deli 🙂 I love to see the night’s light and I miss it 🙂 Dropping by from last weeks Wednesday Whites 🙂

  4. I guess that’s always the case when you first visited a new place or country and the first landmark that you find amazing will always be memorable. Thailand has lots of beautiful tourist spots. This one looks nice and thanks for sharing.
    visiting from Tuesday Travel

  5. Looks like a complicated scene that is. maybe because the photo was captured at night and darkness prevailed. But the monument is still visible to me though. Thailand, I must say is such a very interesting country to explore. Hopefully, I will have the chance to visit Thailand in the future!
    Sis, thanks for joining TT although my visit is too late. It’s because I intend to do the visiting every after a new TT post has been made. That means I have just made and published a new one so I am inviting you once again to come and share your escapade post. I am sure you have lots! I hope to see you as I really enjoy looking at friends’ travel adventures.
    Travelholic’s Expressions

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