The City Pillar Shrine

City Pillar Shrine
The city pillar shrine for Kampaeng Phet

Kampaeng Phet's city pillar is a relatively modern shrine to the protective spirits of the city. Nonetheless it's quite a popular place to make offerings. If you're passing by on the highway and hear a lot of cars honking, don't worry, they're not honking at you. It's the custom here to honk your horn as you pass by the shrine.

The pillar itself is a gold-covered shaft more than two meters high, looking slightly phallic with a lotus motif. People come here to make offerings throughout the day. The pillar is just outside the entrance to the Walled City zone of the historical park.