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Bangkok City Pillar Shrine Lak Muang

near the Temple of the Emerald Buddha Mahachai Road, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand
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near the Temple of the Emerald Buddha Mahachai Road, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

This is a less busy than most temple with some interesting practices happening, so it does feel like a better slice of local life than the popular tourist haunts. It's missing the spectacle, but I liked it for the little details.

Thank masaccio
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

This is the place for wishing in believe of Thai people. There're so many many people here, not so much tourists lately.

Thank Sukhum T
Reviewed 9 March 2017

City pillars are found in most Thai cities, usually housed within a shrine, which is believed to house Chao Pho Lak Mueang (เจ้าพ่อหลักเมือง), the city spirit deity. Any city pillar is revered by the citizens. King Rama I erected the first city pillar in April...More

Thank DeanMurphy2020
Reviewed 16 February 2017

I didn't do much research before visiting the City Pillar Shrine and once I arrived I still didn't really understand the significance since I couldn't find really any information at the site. Later I learned it commemorates the founding of Bangkok. The architecture is quite...More

Thank Kaitlyn S
Reviewed 7 January 2017

This was a nice shrine and worth a visit, but was so crowded it made it hard to be truly reflective and spiritual. It did make an intriguing cultural stop.

Thank LonelyWanderer2016
Reviewed 1 November 2016

well if you are in bangkok you have to se the city pillar shrine. its the birthplace of bangkok and there is always a quirky story about that shrine and how it came to be a very protected place.

Thank MC Brigitte S
Reviewed 16 September 2016

This is the City Pillar which is 'planted' to mark the founding of Bangkok city. Actually there are two pillars here. A historical monument.

Thank JoshShoeString
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Small local temple...fine enough...but you have other things to do...don't think it's worth the extra FitBit steps.

Thank 5StarDivaFamily
Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

The place where Thai people go for praying. The pillar shrine is the symbol of the stability of the city, so people come to pray for the stability of their life.

Thank Nathapol K
Reviewed 13 March 2016

This is the place where local people come to pay respect to Buddha, we trust that praying here will make us safe and full of luck. Tourist are welcome to pay respect and experience beautiful place. There have process to pray which have 5 steps,...More

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While you’ll see skyscrapers in most parts of Bangkok,
it’s the gilded roofs of ancient pagodas that adorn
the skyline of Banglamphu, the city’s historical and
most touristic district. Hordes of tourists flock to
this area to tick quite a few must-see attractions off
their to-do list, with the Grand Palace being the most
spectacular of them all. Banglamphu is also home to
Bangkok’s infamous tourist ghetto, centered around
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