Songkhla City Pillar

City Pillar Shrine
The Chinese-styled building housing the city pillar.

A short distance from Wat Matchimawat in the old town area is the city pillar of Songkhla. The pillar is housed is a very Chinese-styled building, reflecting the origins of Songkhla by Chinese traders.

City Pillar
The Songkhla city pillar.

Inside, the shrine is also very Chinese in style and decoration, with Chinese silks hanging from the ceiling, including a sort of shroud which hides the crown of the gilded pillar.

In the same compound opposite the shrine is a Chinese opera stage. Performances are occassionally put on here during festivals.