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.
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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
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
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.
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.
This is the City Pillar which is 'planted' to mark the founding of Bangkok city. Actually there are two pillars here. A historical monument.
Small local temple...fine enough...but you have other things to do...don't think it's worth the extra FitBit steps.
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