Posted on: 25th February 2016
Like all other cities in Thailand, Korat also has a city pillar and is referred to as Lak Mueang by the locals. A city pillar installed in a shrine in Thai culture represents the protecting deity of that province and the shrine is designed in such a way that it gives a clear picture of the city’s historical background. Located at the center of the city, Korat city pillar is placed in a shrine where walls contain the pottery and reliefs through which the battle which was lead by Thao Suranaree against Lao invaders is depicted. It is smaller in size and has been constructed in typical Thai style but doesn’t have any Buddha statues within the structure.
What does History Says?
History states that this shrine was built in the middle of 17th century during 1656-1688 in the reign of King Narai the Great, hence it will not be wrong to say that it is one of the oldest city shrines in Thailand; even older than the one at Bangkok.
The place is close to Korat attractions like Wat Pra Na Rai, which is a royal temple and is of great importance for it is also the place where three sandstone statues belonging to Khmer period were unearthed, out of which Phra Narai is considered the holiest. It is also the power behind Buddhist University, Korat Campus. Just a few minutes from the city pillar lies the Nightlife Bazaar which is abundant in shops and restaurants, hence there is usually plenty of variety both in case of shopping and eating; it opens in the afternoon till 9 at night.
Book a rental car with us as it would enable one to move about Korat in an efficient manner, moreover, would allow one to visit Korat city pillars and its nearby local places of interest without much of a worry. Free cancellation- only for requests made before 48 hours of the pickup time, allows one to books in advance; hence, reserve in advance and take home the cheapest car rental deal for Korat.
Opening Time: 24/7
*Photography is permitted within the city pillar’s structure