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Bangkok City Pillar Shrine, Bangkok

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  • 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.
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  • This is the place for wishing in believe of Thai people. There're so many many people here, not so much tourists lately.  more »
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  • 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.