One of the most important landmark in Bangkok is the Victory Monument. This is where buses and vans make their u-turn to go back to their destination. It is located in the Ratchathewi District, northeast of central Bangkok, at the intersection of Phaholyothin Road, Phaya Thai Road, and Ratchawithi Road.
On the southern end of the monument is a BTS station named after it. Also near the monument are government institutions such as military office, a major hospital, and a medical school. On the northwestern part is located Xavier Hall Catholic Church.
The monument was built in June 1941 to commemorate the Thai victory in the Franco-Thai War. It was designed by the Italian sculptor Corrado Feroci, who worked under the Thai name Silpa Bhirasi.