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Pig Memorial and Pi Kun Bridge

Step into the quirky world of Bangkok’s Pig Memorial and Pi Kun Bridge, where history meets a sense of humor.

Nestled in the heart of the historic Rattanakosin Island, the Pig Memorial is a testament to the city’s distinctive charm.

In 1913, during Queen Saovabha Phongsri’s 50th Birthday Celebration, the city’s creative minds, including Prince Narisara Nuvadtivongs, Phraya Phiphat Kosa, and Phraya Ratcha Songkhram (aka Kon Hongsakul), joined forces to honor the Queen uniquely.

They built the Sahachart Memorial, affectionately known as the Pig Memorial.

But don’t expect a conventional monument; this one features a metal pig sculpture perched atop a concrete base.

Why a pig, you ask?

It’s a nod to the Queen’s birth year and a quirky way to express gratitude to the 3 donors.

But the fun doesn’t stop there. Nearby, the Pi Kun Bridge, also known as “Saphan Mu” or “The Bridge of Year of The Pig,” adds to the whimsical atmosphere.

This pedestrian overpass spans the old-city moat (Khlong Lot), offering a unique crossing experience.

It’s yet another piece of Bangkok’s offbeat charm.

So, the next time you find yourself in Bangkok, take a detour to the Pig Memorial and Pi Kun Bridge. Explore the history, embrace the humor, and maybe snap a selfie with the iconic pig sculpture.

After all, these hidden gems are a testament to the city’s ability to combine tradition with a quirky twist.

Don’t miss out on this slice of Bangkok’s unique character!

Pig Memorial and Pi Kun Bridge
LocationPhra Borom Maha Ratchawang sub-district, Phra Nakhon district, Bangkok
Year Built1913
Official NameSahachart Memorial (อนุสาวรีย์สหชาติ)
SignificanceHonors Queen Saovabha Phongsri’s 50th Birthday Celebration and the year of the pig
DesignGilded cast metal pig sculpture on a mountain-shaped concrete base
ArchitectPrince Narisara Nuvadtivongs
Pi Kun BridgePedestrian overpass connecting Atsadang and Rachini roads, spanning Khlong Khu Mueang Doem (old city moat)

The memorial next to the Pi Kun Bridge is the Pig Memorial, also known as the Sahachart Memorial.


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