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.
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