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Bangkok City Pillar Shrine

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Address: near the Temple of the Emerald Buddha Mahachai Road, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand
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Pray for stability of life

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed April 16, 2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 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.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

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

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 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
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 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, you can ask advised from staffs.

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Hamilton, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2016

The story about this shrine is interesting; it houses the guardian spirit of Bangkok. Not much to see unless there are worshippers or a dance/musical performance is happening. There is a public restroom in the corner which you can use for 3 baht.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2016 via mobile

This is another temple in the city where locals come to get blessings.There are few tourists.You can just see when going past.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2015

This is just an as-time-permits kind of temple, but it's very near the most famous temple of Thailand, namely, Wat Phra Keow or Temple of the Emerald Buddha (just about a five-minute walk after exiting Emerald Buddha & walking toward the intersection with the big landmark sculpture of three pink elephants; in fact it's so close to Emerald Buddha Temple... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2015

This shrine is located across from the Grand Palace and is open from 5.30am to 7.30pm. The shrine is a square building with entrances on four sides with fabulous ornate roof and white spire. Devotees seek blessings from this shrine for luck, success and happiness in this life as well as the granting of wishes. This is a popular prayer... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2015

The City Pillar Shrine is on the opposite side of the Grand Palace as the river and always makes for a nice stop after the craziness of the temple and palace. There are two pillars there, the Bangkok and the Thornburi (that city was incorporated with Bangkok as it expanded and its city pillar added to the Bangkok one). There... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2015

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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