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Samut Prakan, Page 40,  Wat Pichai Songkram, The City Pillar Shrine or Chinese joss house.
Samut Prakan, Page 40,  Wat Pichai Songkram, The City Pillar Shrine or Chinese joss house.
Samut Prakan, Page 40,  Wat Pichai Songkram, The City Pillar Shrine or Chinese joss house.
Samut Prakan, Page 40,  Wat Pichai Songkram, The City Pillar Shrine or Chinese joss house.
Samut Prakan, Page 40,  Wat Pichai Songkram, The City Pillar Shrine or Chinese joss house.

The City Pillar Shrine ( top left ) in Prakhon Chai Road, Samut Prakan or Paknam has its  known to locals, is unusual because it is a combination of a Chinese Shrine and a Thai city pillar. This is  regarded as the foundation stone for Samut Prakan City. It was built nearly 200 years ago in 1822 A.D. King Rama II presided over the ceremony to consecrate the city pillar on the 7th day of the waxing moon on the 4th lunar month of 1822. The city at that time had many Chinese immigrant labourers. The Chinese God that they worship here is believed to be able to protect the city from any harm or danger.The city pillar holds a distinctive aspect in that it has an image of the God Ganesha  on top. It is also known as the Chinese joss house and the Chinese shrine.


Wat Pichai Songkram ( bottom right and next two pages ) Moo 1, Prakhon Chai Road, Tambon Paknam, Amphoe Muang, Samut Prakan, 10270. This temple has many places of worship. The ubosot is a Thai style building, 29.3 meters wide, 34.3 metres long and 19 metres high. On the roof, there is a replica of the Phra Samut Chedi pagoda. Both King Rama II and Rama III have been to Wat Pichai for kathin offerings. Wat Pichai was bestowed with the title Wisungkhammasima around 1710. It is under the jurisdiction of the Maha Nigaya Buddhist sect. The pagoda was built in the Ayutthaya period. It was renovated in the reign of King Rama v.

Samut Prakan , Wat Pichai Songkram, The City Pillar Shrine or Chinese joss house.

Samut Prakan, Page 41, Wat Pichai Songkram Pictures