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The City Pillar Shrine

The City Pillar Shrine

Categories: Local Destinations > Palaces & Historical Sites

Address: Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200 Thailand See map

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City Pillar Shrine, located at the southeast corner of Sanam Luang, is an elegant looking temple in Bangkok. Keeping in accord with the ancient Thai tradition that the establishment of a new city should always be followed by the erection of a city pillar, King Rama I had the Bangkok City Pillar raised on 21 April 1782. Also known as San Lak Muang, it saw erection when King Rama I shifted his capital from Thon Buri to Bangkok. In fact, the pillar served as the foundation stone of his newly established capital in Bangkok. Today, there are many pillar shrines of similar nature, located all across Thailand.

  • Open days

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

  • Service hours

    05:30 to 19:30



  • Address

    Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200 Thailand

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