Bangkok City Pillar Shrine
Bangkok City Pillar Shrine
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Aethelred
Cambridge, MA1,341 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
The City Pilllar Shrine is lovely, but both for tourists and for devotees not from Bangkok, it is - in the best sense of the word - a secondary attraction. So, this is a great, relatively briefly-visited destination for those who have been in Bangkok a few times already and have seen the palace, Wat Pho, and the National Museum, just to talk abut the immediate neighborhood (which is somewhat stern, barren, and unforgiving).

The spiritual meaning of the pillars, as well as the other sanctuaries, are not easily understood by outsiders (much less than in a Buddhist what for instance), but it is a nice, very active place. The five Guardian Spirits include on the right Chao Chettakhup, in charge of bureaucracy and public administration. He is not often so accessible, and he also keeps the books of peoples' deeds upon which basis they are judged after death. Anyone with an issue with Thai or other bureaucracy may find it worthwile to make a little merit here...
Written 18 April 2022
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Lance
Bangkok, Thailand11 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
Was closed. Have heard nice things about this site, but was closed when we went.
Had heard that it may be closed but we hear that about everything in Bangkok. Have no idea who to trust.
Written 31 January 2021
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BangkokSachse
Bangkok, Thailand50,610 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
The Bangkok City Pillar Shrine is beautiful at sunset. Before visiting the Wat Phra Kaew (Wat Phra Si Rattana Sasadaram), we went to the Shrine to make a wish for good fortunes. The Shrine is well maintained. The staff were friendly and helpful.
Written 6 December 2020
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DH
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg558 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Located next to the Ministry of Defense and across thew street from Wat Phra Kaeo, this is a rather small but interesting and compared to Wat Phra Kaeo a really peaceful site.
Written 2 January 2020
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bobjanh
Brisbane, Australia2,405 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
In an area with a remarkable range of well presented buildings, wats and memorial monuments, this shrine really stands out. Just a short walk from the Grand Palace it is worth visiting this location as part of your day out in the area.
Written 22 October 2019
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Kaushik G
Mumbai, India4,068 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018
We had visited this beautiful shrine during our vacation in Bangkok. This place is located right opposite Sanam Luang park and very close to the beautiful Wat Phra (Emerald Buddha) and the Grand Palace. Entrance to City Pillar shrine is free. Car parking can be a challenge here. There is a main temple and small ones surrounding it. The main temple has a golden colored pillar inside the temple and a beautifully carved tall tower with intricate designs all over the temple tower. This pillar has historical significance and was built when capital of Thailand was shifted to Bangkok by the ruling king.
Written 6 October 2019
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ephyfe
Wilmington, DE673 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
I wouldn’t have gone out of my way to see this but it’s right across the street from the grand palace. It’s not a major sight but it’s worth a peek if you have some extra time as it has historical significance. 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. The major problem with the shrine is that they had all the old flower devotions in a cart and there were bees all over the place because of that. We had to run for our lives from some of them.
Written 17 August 2019
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429Happy
Chichester, UK5,430 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Solo
What a treasure we have here. Loved the intricate design feature in this most humble and spiritual place. Do be careful with the wasps who are attracted to the fragrances laid out to the entrances to this shrine.
Written 2 August 2019
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1william5555
Hummelstown, PA229 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
It is across from the emerald Buddha so it doesn’t get all the tourist. Mostly Thai’s visitors most doing traditional worship. Go if you want to see the true working Watt. Be respectful any ware you take your shoes off. Ask questions and if they speak English the will try to explain the worship process.
Written 30 July 2019
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SEs
London, UK25,915 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
This is a Hindu Buddhist temple. There are Hindu gods also there. A well maintained beautiful complex.
Written 23 July 2019
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