City Pillar Shrine

Nakorn Si Thammarat's city pillar shrine is a modern construction in a mixture of styles which includes both Thai and the Srivijaya style of Summatra. It houses a golden city pillar that is two meters (about six foot six inches) tall and crowned with four faces looking out of the four doors of the temple.

City Pillar Shrine
The city pillar shrine with one of its pavilions

One of the unusual aspects of the shrine's design is the four pavilions which surround the shrine. Each of the pavilions contains a small Buddha image, although only one of them is usually open. We seemed to have woken up a dog when we looked into one.

Getting There

The City Pillar shrine faces the Sanam Na Muang field near the North Gate of the old city.