October 14 Memorial
This lauded outfit runs a variety of unique bicycle tours in and around Bangkok, including a night tour and a tour of the city’s green...
A basic museum using images, text and dioramas to relate the history of Th Khao San and the surrounding area.
The Democracy Monument is the focal point of the grand, European-style boulevard that is Th Ratchadamnoen Klang. As the name suggests,...
Phra Nakorn Bar & Gallery
Located an ambivalent arm’s length from the hype of Th Khao San, Phra Nakorn Bar & Gallery is a home away from hovel for students...
This tiny family-run restaurant specialises in the dishes and flavours of central Thailand. It’s a good place to dip your toes in the...
cnr Th Ratchadamnoen Klang & Th Tanao · interesting places nearby
October 14 Memorial information
A peaceful amphitheatre commemorates the civilian demonstrators who were killed by the military during a pro-democracy rally on 14 October 1973. Over 200,000 people had assembled at the Democracy Monument and along the length of Th Ratchadamnoen to protest against the arrest of political campaigners and continuing military dictatorship. Although some in Thailand continue to deny it, photographs confirm that more than 70 demonstrators were killed when the tanks met the crowd.
The complex is an interesting adaptation of Thai temple architecture for a secular and political purpose. A central chedi (stupa) is dedicated to the fallen and a gallery of historic photographs lines the interior wall.