Victory Monument

An incredible flurry of locomotion with destinations near and far.

The gateway for most travelers disembarking in Bangkok, Victory Monument is more than a bustling transit neighborhood. It's also a commemorative obelisk and the country's kilometer zero—distances to other Thai destinations are measured from this locomotion location. Victory Monument's inhabitants rush like the sound made by the neighborhood's scooters and skytrains. The ground beneath their tracks offers plenty of space for the public to peruse street vendors' stalls while slurping on the neighborhood favorite, Boat Noodle Soup.

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On the Map

Victory Monument is bordered by Aree, Ratchathewi/Phaya Thai, and Din Daeng/Huai Khwang

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Difficult

Suvarnabhumi Airport: 30 minute drive or 30 minutes by public transit and Airport Link Express
Khao San Road: 30 minutes by public transit
Siam BTS Skytrain Station: 10 minutes by public transit
Asok BTS Skytrain Station: 20 minutes by public transit

Bangkok's Transportation Hub: Skytrains, Buses, and Scooters

Bangkok Victory Monument

Roads swirl and converge around Victory Monument's central focus, the Victory Monument obelisk.

Bangkok Victory Monument
Bangkok Victory Monument

Fast-paced and forever congested, this north-of-Siam neighborhood's skytrains, buses, minivans, bikes, and scooters carry commuters and beyond-Bangkok travelers within the city and to far-away destinations throughout Thailand.

Bangkok Victory Monument
Bangkok Victory Monument
Bangkok Victory Monument

As street food vendors sell to patrons at bus stops and skytrain stations, Victory Monument stands as an island amid a sea of cars.

Bangkok Victory Monument

The monument has aspired toward the sky since June 1941.

Bangkok Victory Monument

Although the monument historically commemorates Thailand's victory during the Franco-Thai War, it now serves as an unmistakable landmark in its eponymous neighborhood.

Bangkok Victory Monument
Bangkok Victory Monument

So many streets converge at its center that it seems all roads lead to Victory Monument.

Bangkok Victory Monument
Pixel
The neighborhood is full of pleasant surprises for shopping and dining and of course, Thai massage!"

Emma

Visited in 2012

Victory Monument's Sidewalk Marketplace

Bangkok Victory Monument

As the sun sets, merchants set up their stalls beneath Victory Monument and by the neighborhood's skytrain station.

Bangkok Victory Monument
Bangkok Victory Monument

Streetside is often where commuting Thais grab their dinner after a day at work.

Bangkok Victory Monument

Victory Monument is especially notable for its love of Boat Noodle Soup, a name derived from the days when noodles were sold by boats at floating markets.

Bangkok Victory Monument
Bangkok Victory Monument
Bangkok Victory Monument

The neighborhood's plazas, curbs, and elevated walkways constantly fill with crowds.

Bangkok Victory Monument
Bangkok Victory Monument
Bangkok Victory Monument
Bangkok Victory Monument
Bangkok Victory Monument
Bangkok Victory Monument

Vendors sell all sorts of memorabilia.

Bangkok Victory Monument

It's hard to pass over.

Pixel
There is an abundance of wonderful street food right around the corner, as well as shopping. This is a perfect area from which to base exploration of Bangkok."

Scott

Visited in 2012

A Local Meeting Point for Out of Town Travelers

Bangkok Victory Monument

Victory Monument is the most common meeting point for people who travel to the city.

Bangkok Victory Monument

It serves as the gateway to the capital for people from countless Thai provinces.

Bangkok Victory Monument
Bangkok Victory Monument

The obelisk rises as the crux of the neighborhood, a gathering point for travelers, performers, military men, and spiritual leaders.

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The station's surroundings become platforms for fortune telling, fast meals, and friendly competition.

Bangkok Victory Monument
Bangkok Victory Monument
Bangkok Victory Monument
Bangkok Victory Monument

Victory.

Pixel
The neighborhood is perfect to experience some local life and Soi Rangnam is an amazing street with a lot of choice of street food and restaurants."

Ilaria & Thomas

Visited in 2013

Photography

Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Brent Lewin is an award-winning photographer residing in Bangkok and Toronto. His personal work largely focuses on the plight of the Asian elephant in Thailand. Brent's work has been profiled and featured in publications such as National Geographic, The New York Times, Discovery Channel Magazine, and the industry magazine Photo District News (PDN). Brent's work has also been recognized with over a dozen awards at many prestigious international contests.

Brent Lewin

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