Thursday, November 19, 2009

Victory Monument

Victory Monument
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Victory Monument is a main travel hub in Bangkok and a city icon. The monument was erected in 1941 to commemorate the Franco-Thai War and is at the center of a traffic circle joining three main roads in Bangkok, Phahonyothin, Phaya Thai, and Ratchawithi Roads, with the BTS Sky Train Station (conveniently named Victory Monument Station) also adjacent to the circle. This makes access to this area is very easy, and also making it very likely that you at least pass through the traffic circle when visiting Bangkok. There is also a huge skywalk surrounding most of the entire traffic circle, making access the train station all the more easy. This traffic circle is used by many transportation companies because of its centrality and ease of access, making this area quite busy, with busses and vans dropping off and loading passengers at all hours of day and night.

The day that I passed through and took this photo of the monument was especially nice and sunny, so I decided I wanted to share it with you here. Let me know your experiences in Victory Monument.

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