Ayutthaya City Pillar, Ayutthaya Historical Park

Ayutthaya City Pillar, Ayutthaya Historical Park

Ayutthaya Historical Park

The Ayutthaya City Pillar, or Lak Muang shrine, is located across the roundabout from Wat Phra Ram. It houses a stone pillar that once marked the provincial center of Ayutthaya. The pillar resembles a lingam, which is a phallic symbol associated with Brahmins.

This shrine and the pillar within it is a modern construction erected in the twentieth century.

The significance of the city pillar changed substantially during the Bangkok era, and it wasn’t until the 1990s that provinces were actually directed to erect city pillars in their capital cities.


Thai: ศาลหลักเมืองจังหวัดพระนครศรีอยุธยา
Other Names: Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Provincial City Pillar Shrine
Address: Pratuchai, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya 13000
District / Province: Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Central Thailand
Driving Directions (Road Map): Ayutthaya Railway Station to Ayutthaya City Pillar
Driving Directions (Road Map): Bangkok to Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya
Rows of Buddha Statues in Ayutthaya Historical Park อุทยานประวัติศาสตร์พระนครศรีอยุธยา
Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon Ayutthaya Historical Park อุทยานประวัติศาสตร์พระนครศรีอยุธยา
Wat Phra Non in Ayutthaya อุทยานประวัติศาสตร์พระนครศรีอยุธยา
Follow Bangkok Ways:

Things to Do, Sightseeing & Tourist Attractions, Complete Guide to Bangkok‎

Discover the best time and places to visit in Bangkok, one of the world's top tourist destinations. Thai Buddhism, food and culture, history and refined traditions, markets and shopping malls, and much more. Bangkok Ways focus in Bangkok and the provinces around the city (Ang Thong, Chachoengsao, Lopburi, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Nakhon Pathom, Ratchaburi, Samut Sakhon, Samut Prakan, Samut Songkhram, Saraburi, Suphan Buri) that can be accessed in one day trip.

Latest posts from
Levels Club & LoungeLucifer 2.0 in PattayaAbove ElevenJP French RestaurantSavelberg ThailandOlive BangkokCharcoal Tandoor Grill & MixologyCantina Wine Bar & Italian KitchenBrasserie CordonnierHavana SocialInsanity NightclubPagoda Chinese RestaurantSoba FactoryAkira BackSiam Tea Room, authentic thai cuisineABar & ABar RooftopGoji Kitchen + BarMuay Thai Live at Asiatique The RiverfrontYamazato Restaurant at The Okura Prestige BangkokElements Restaurant at The Okura Prestige BangkokUp & Above Restaurant at The Okura Prestige BangkokUp & Above Bar at The Okura Prestige BangkokExecutive Club Lounge at Furama SilomRama@Silom at Furama SilomCielo Sky Bar & RestaurantCalypso CabaretThe Rain Tree Cafe, The Athenee HotelThe Reflexions, The Athenee HotelSilk Road, The Athenee HotelSmooth Curry, The Athenee HotelThe Glaz Bar, The Athenee HotelUtage, The Athenee Hotel