Trip Planner:   Asia  /  Thailand  /  Bangkok  /  Historic Sites  /  Bangkok City Pillar Shrine

Bangkok City Pillar Shrine, Bangkok

(95+ reviews on the web)
Religious Site
Bangkok City Pillar Shrine is located in Bangkok. To visit Bangkok City Pillar Shrine on your trip to Bangkok, use our Bangkok vacation builder.
Create a full Bangkok itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Bangkok

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Bangkok by other users

9 days in Southeast Asia BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 29 days in Southeast Asia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 10 days in Thailand BY A USER FROM MACEDONIA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 29 days in Indonesia, Thailand & Malaysia BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA July, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 11 days in Thailand BY A USER FROM MACEDONIA August, romantic, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: August, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Thailand BY A USER FROM MACEDONIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Thailand BY A USER FROM CANADA June, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Bangkok BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE May, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Thailand BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Bangkok BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Thailand BY A USER FROM MACEDONIA August, romantic, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: August, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 32 days in Asia BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA July, kids, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • This is a less busy than most temple with some interesting practices happening, so it does feel like a better slice of local life than the popular tourist haunts. It's missing the spectacle, but I lik...  more »
  • Totally expendable. Next to the Palace, ends up attracting visitors for that. At least it's free.
    View original
  • This is the place for wishing in believe of Thai people. There're so many many people here, not so much tourists lately.  more »
Google
  • Interesting shrine, a lot of people leaving flowers and scented sticks, overflowing this place with color. You can also see Buddhists placing their own gold leaves on statues of Buddha, helping them get fully cover with gold while performing this sacred ritual. There are some live performance from time to time near the entrance to the shrine - costumed Thai male actors playing scenes from Ramayana on a small stage.
  • Bangkok's city pillar or called as "Lak Muang" by the local, is one of the most ancient and sacred city pillar shrines in Thailand. There are many city pillars in cities in Thailand. One of the place that you have to visit. Get some flower gallant, and incense for worshiping from the stalls nearby.
  • Another gem for those interested in Thai culture. This place marks the city's foundation erected by King Rama I when the country's capital was moved to Bangkok. Entry is free but there's not much for tourists to do but pray and watch the live performance of Thai "likay" or folk theatre. Remember that likay is not Khon so don't expect anything resembling the Thai performing arts shown in the travel advertisements. The locals visit this shrine to pray and pay respects to the city's guardian spirits. There are statues of each of the guardian spirits opposite the city pillar. There are plaques describing each spirit in Thai and English.
  • Nice place to visit once when you take a trip in Thailand. Please but flowers and stuffs inside because the money you paid inside goes directly to the shrine.
  • Drop by this place as part of the day package to visit the Grand Palace and Wat Po. That way you get a more well-rounded view of Thai history and belief system.