Lak Muang (City Pillar)

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Considered to be Bangkok's foundation stone and the home of the city's guardian spirit and horoscope.

This pillar's origins stretch back to 1782 when King Rama I order the moving of the capital from Thonburi on the west bank of the river to Bangkok on the east bank and erected a small wooden post.

Since then the post has been replaced with sturdier material, and has become a focal point for considerable festivities and offerings by those who want to keep the city's guardian spirit well pleased.

More details
Sanam Luang
Opening Hours: Daily
How to get there: Head to the southern end of Sanam Luang, close to Wat Phra Kaew. The nearest express boat pier is Tha Chang.
Last updated: 17th February, 2012

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