Marking the centre point of the old administrative quarter of Chiang Mai, the bronze Three Kings Monument commemorates the alliance forged between by Phaya Ngam Meuang of Phayao, Phaya Mengrai of Chiang Mai and Phaya Khun Ramkhamhaeng of Sukhothai in the founding of the city. The monument is a shrine for local residents, who swing […]
Victory Monument is a large military monument in Bangkok, Thailand.
The monument is entirely western in its design. It is in sharp contrast with another prominent monument of Bangkok, the Democracy Monument, which uses local Thai forms and symbols. The five statues representing the army, navy, air force, police and militia. All of those are designed in a heroic style.
The monument was built in June 1941 to remember the Thai victory in the Franco-Thai War.
Sapan Hin is a large open area in the south of town – follow Phuket Road south from the center and keep going. You’ll pass Bang Neow Chinese shrine on the way and the Phuket Immigration office. As you reach Sapan Hin, theres an odd shaped monument in the center of a traffic circle – it’s apparently meant to represent a drill bit and is dedicated to the tin mining industry that made Phuket rich during the 19th and early 20th century.