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Giant Swing

The Giant Swing is another popular monument in Bangkok. If you are visiting The Grand Palace or The Emerald Buddha then this monument is located in the same area and also well worth a visit. The area has many temples and also good street food. Like everything else in Thailand you need to negotiate well with the tuk-tuk drivers to visit all the temples in the area.

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The Emerald Buddha

The Temple of the Emerald Buddha is located close to The Grand Palace in Bangkok which should be on the to-do list of any tourist to Thailand. This Temple has always been very popular as many of Thailand’s best temples and scenery is located in the area.

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The Grand Palace

The Grand Palace is a well known landmark in Bangkok and visiting Thailand as a tourist will not be complete without a visit to The Grand Palace. The palace comprises a number of buildings in the heart of Bangkok, Thailand. The palace has been the official residence for many generations of the Kings of Siam (and later Thailand) since 1782.

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Royal Jubilee Gate

The Royal Jubilee Gate is not well known to tourist in Thailand. The Royal Jubilee Gate is located in China Town in Bangkok. The monument is well lit at night and makes for good photos while on holiday. There are a number of cafes and stores in the area.

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Dusit Palace

King Chulalongkorn of Thailand got the idea of having a royal residence which included a spacious garden on the outskirts of the capital of Bangkok from the early European monarchs during his trip to the European mainland in 1897. When King Chulalongkorn returned to Thailand he began to built a new royal compound which was well within walking distance from the Grand Palace in Bangkok.

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King Taksin Monument

The King Taksin Monument in Bangkok is a very popular local monument which is open every day of the week. The Monument of King Taksin the Great has been built in the center of Bangkok as a memorial site to commemorate King Taksin passing Chachoengsao after the fall of Ayutthaya in 1767 to restore Thailand’s independence. This is a very important monument for Thai people during the demonstrations in Thailand. The new and current shrine was constructed in 1988.

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Democracy Monument

The Democracy Monument in Bangkok Thailand is located close to Khoa san Road and is at a very busy traffic circle. The monument was commissioned in 1939 to commemorate the 1932 Siamese coup d’état (1932 Revolution) which led to the establishment and formation of a constitutional monarchy in what was then the Kingdom of Siam.

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Victory Monument

Victory Monument is a large military monument in Bangkok, Thailand which was erected in 1941. The monument is located in Ratchathewi District in Bangkok and at the center of a traffic circle. The BTS Victory Monument Station is located next to the monument.

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Erawan Shrine

The Erawan Shrine is officially named Thao Maha Brahma and was built in 1956 to appease the supposed evil forces that were taking the lives of construction workers and causing other calamities in the construction what is now the Grand Hyatt Erawan. In Thai it represents the Hindu creation god Brahma. The Erawan Shrine is very popular for both locals and tourists. No visit to Thailand would be complete without a visit to the shrine in Bangkok.

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