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.
Daily: 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Note that visitors should dress respectfully and make sure their shoulders and knees are covered.
Address Thanon Lak Muang, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Coordinates 13°45'9.909" N 100°29'38.59" E