Our #Thiland #Bangkok Travel (Part 1 – #TheCityPillarShrine)
Thailand richness on the multi-cultural and the storied history of ancient kingdoms, its influence the country arise in some of the legend. Maybe you would hear about urban legends in Bangkok. The Bangkok of urban legends sometime have underlying eerie truths within the realm of uncertainty or realistic within human history. It depend of your believe or not. On our Thailand travel, visit one or two of the urban legends is under one of our planning👀👀👀.
We take of the boat with go along the Chao Phraya River and go forward to The City Pillar Shrine. The Bangkok City Pillar Shrine is one of the most ancient and sacred city pillar shrines in Thailand. The City Pillar Shrine also known as Lak Mueang is one of the urban legends. Almost Thai believe housed in a shrine is the house of the Chao Pho Lak Mueang, city spirit deity, the guardian spirit who protects the city.
The Bangkok City Pillar Shrine may lack the more obvious grandeur of its near neighbor, but it is historically and culturally one of the most significant locations in the Thai capital. According in the record of the Ancient Thai Tradition, before the construction and establishment of a new city should be erection of a city pillar and to be the centre of soul for the citizens. Today, there are many pillar shrines of similar nature, located all across Thailand.
According the history, In 21 April 1782, King Rama I erected the first city pillar upon the establishment of Bangkok as his new capital, the palace and other buildings being constructed later. The outward appearance is main on white and simple. The original wooden pillar has been restored and is now covered in lacquer and gold.
The pillar was made of cassia wood known as Chaiyaphruek flanked by sandal wood, measuring at the base 11.42 inches in diameter and 187 inches in height. The 79 inch portion of the pillar was buried deep in the ground while the remaining 108 inch portion was above ground. Later, King Rama IV made some amendments to the shine.
Until today, Thialnd residents still visit The City Pillar Shrine continue to pay their respects at Lak Mueang. They come here for seeking blessings and pray for make a wishes. The shrine is free to enter and is open daily from 06.30 to 18.00.
Address: Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand
How To Go:
You can take the BTS Railway and get out on Saphan Taksin Station🚆🚆🚆. Take to the Exit 2 and walk to the Taksin Pier take the Chao Phraya Express Boat to Ta Chang Pier (No9)🚤🚤🚤. The City Pillar Shrine is located on the northeast corner of Sanam Luang and opposite the walled complex of the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaeo and adjacent to the Defence Ministry.
Entry Fee💰💰💰: FREE
Opening Hour⏱⏱⏱: 06.30 – 18.00 (Daily)