Attractions in Ayutthaya

Ayutthaya City Pillar

Thai: ศาลหลักเมืองจังหวัดพระนครศรีอยุธยา
Alternative Names: Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Provincial City Pillar Shrine
Address: Pratuchai, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya 13000
Province: Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya
Region: Central Thailand

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 1990’s that provinces were actually directed to erect city pillars in their capital cities.

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