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Bangkok City Pillar Shrine

Address: near the Temple of the Emerald Buddha Mahachai Road, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand
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Ranked #117 of 247 Attractions in Bangkok
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

I agree when other reviews said that this place is different from the main sacred places full of tourist. Here you will find that almost everyone is local so the feeling its quite different. Its so close to the Grand Palace that you must not miss the visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Interesting shrine close to the Grand Palace. Beautiful pink elephant statue in front of. A lot of Thais come here to give offerings and pray and the tuk-tuk drivers come here to prey.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

If you are tired of visiting temples which you think are too commercial, then go to this place. Its close proximity to grand palace making it worthwhile if you stop by before or after going to grand palace. Most of visitors here are locals, so you wouldn't get the feeling of being treated like a tourist here. Come to this... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Here's one sacred places which most people who live in Bangkok will visit especially during new year time. People will go and pray for stability and prosperity in life. As the pillar represent the stability. The place just the walk way from grand palace by waking across the road then you can experience this place

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This review is quite late. The Bangkok City Pillar Shrine is located along a busy street. We accidentally found this on the way to the Grand Palace from our hostel. Worth a few minutes of your time for a quick snapshot.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

It's a pretty temple, but aside from the pillar, there's nothing to see. It's a good pit stop for when travelling around the grand palace area.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It's a rather small shrine. Where the Thai people come and pray and give offerings. A nice place and very close to all the other famous temples. No entrance fee.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The story of San Lak Muang goes back to an old Siamese tradition at the time of animism & Bhramanism. Before building a new city, it was necessary to erect a pillar in order to set power and stability. So when King Rama I, moved his capital from Thonburi (across the Chao Phraya River) to Bangkok, he had to erect... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Enterance is free. Lots of local people giving offerings to the temple. All in all not much time can be spent here and it is good just to pass through.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

The City Pillar Shrine (San Lak Muang) is at the northeast corner of the Grand Palace and is an interesting historic monument to visit in this area of the city. This traditional Thai shrine is older than the Palace and contained what is believed to be the original pillar erected by King Rama I in 1782 when he moved the... More 

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