Bangkok City Pillar Shrine

Local nameศาลหลักเมืองกรุงเทพมหานคร
LocationPhra Nakhon District, Bangkok, Thailand

According to legends, city pillars needed to be erected in new cities as an expression of power. This prang-shaped shrine houses the first city pillar built by King Rama I in 1782 when he moved the capital city to Bangkok. Right after that, he had the shrine built. King Rama IV erected a new city pillar and moved it to a renovated shrine together with the old one.

Please note that locals come here to pray, so be respectful when taking pictures and dress appropriately.

Tags 360° ContentPlace of WorshipShrineBuddhistFreeThai CultureKhmer Architecture
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Opening hours

Daily: 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Note that visitors should dress respectfully and make sure their shoulders and knees are covered.


Free admission.

More information and contact

Address Thanon Lak Muang, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand

Coordinates 13°45'9.909" N 100°29'38.59" E

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