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     The City Pillar Shrine
                   

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  (Bangkoksite Digital Photos taken on Dec. 22, 2001)

The City Pillar Shrine is located at the corner opposite
to Wat Prakaeo, and adjacent to the Ministry of Defense.
The temple-like structure houses a wooden pillar places
there by King Rama I in 1782 as the foundation stone
for the new capital of Bangkok.

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                              The City Pillar
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        View of the City Pillar Shrine from the
            Ministry of Defense compound.





 

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