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City Pillar Shrine, ( also known as San Lak Muang ) Lak Muang Rd ( Tha Chang Pier ). Bangkok,Thailand.

Bangkok, Page 86c, Pictures of the City Pillar Shrine, ( also known as San Lak Muang ) Lak Muang Rd ( Tha Chang Pier ). Bangkok,Thailand.

Besides, in 1980, in preparation for the Rattanakosin celebration of the 200th anniversary in 1982, the Bangkok City Pillar Shrine had undergone extreme grandiose and exquisite renovation and constructed the arches to establish five city guardian deity.

With the beliefs and legends of the shrine, In - Chan - Mun- Kong’s legend, Thai local believed that the construction of the shrine had to sacrifice four people after the proclamation of people names “In - Chan - Mun- Kong” all over the city ( In  from the north, Chan from the south, Mun from the east and Kong from the west ).

Anyone who responded was brought to the ceremony location, captured and embedded into a hole. Those spirits will guard and protect the city. However, this myth is just their stories and not recorded in the Chronicle. People usually use 3 incenses, 1 candle, gold foil, 2 lotuses, 2 flower garlands and 1 three-colour taffeta to worship in this shrine.

City Pillar Shrine Lak Muang Rd ( Tha Chang Pier ). 05:30-19:30 daily. According to an old Thai tradition, a city pillar has to be built upon the establishment of a new city, to provide a home for guardian spirits. King Rama I had the Bangkok city pillar erected near Wat Phra Kaew on April 21, 1782, an astrologically determined date for the auspicious founding of Bangkok. The city pillar includes the city's horoscope inside.

Every town in Thailand has a similar city pillar shrine, so there are thousands of these all across the country. The original pillar was carved out of cassia wood, measuring 75 cm thick and 27 cm high. In the reign of King Rama IV, the old dilapidated pillar was replaced by a new one that measures 270 cm in height with a wide base of 175 cm. At that time it was placed in the prang-shaped shrine as seen today.

Thonburi was merged into Bangkok in 1972, and its city pillar has been incorporated in the shrine. Hundreds of locals pray and place flowers here every day, as they believe the shrine has the power to bring good luck. Traditional dance ceremonies are often held, paid by wealthy families that saw their wishes granted.