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Surat Thani City Pillar Shrine

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Address: Surat Thani, Thailand

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City Pillar Shrine

Beautiful piece of Thailand tradition and culture. In the night is under awesome color lights in the green garden in the middle of city.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Jan P
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A little place that I wouldn't spend more than a night for a change over to go to the beautiful islands of Thailand nothing much there all tho we did find a bug shopping centre the second time we where there for the night so that help to get true the night as there isn't much for anyone to do... More 

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Clarksville, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Easy to get to. Close to the river and night market. Better photo ops at night in my opinion. Is night to go during the day and then head to the river. At night the lights change colors and makes it more interesting. Out in front of main entrance there is a fake gold tree that looks really neat at... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just another wat to me though the exterior is different from the traditional temples in Thailand. You would not miss it as it sits right at the entrance of the Surat Thani town.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful piece of Thailand tradition and culture. In the night is under awesome color lights in the green garden in the middle of city.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

I guess. Nice, but I probably preferred the other temples in town over this one. Very different than the usual design however.

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Pattaya, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

places to visit i recommend this highly is wonderful culture and place to see we spent over 3 hours at this temple of piece, and enjoyed it very much

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Surat Thani Province, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

The city pillar is a beautiful landmark in the center of Surat Thani. Open every day between 7 a.m. till 7 p.m., everybody is welcome and entrance free to public. People come here to worship, praying during the day and walking around the city pillar in the evening. The city pillar is more colorful during the night time. It’s one... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

One of the oldest and the most beautiful temples in the city. A Lak Mueang or 'City Pillar Shrine' is a public shrine, usually in the shape of a pillar, which represents the tutelary diety of each province of Thailand. The pillar is housed in a structure, which often reflects the historical background of the province.

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Nothing very special but you can get a authentic taste of th local culture and beliefs. I tried talking to a few people up there and one of them told me they were offering 'thanks' to the good spirits who helped them in their lives. She also added that it is the white color that attracts the good spirit. if... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

City pillar shrine is beautiful by day, however, by night the shire is beautiful and it is a must see!

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