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In Thai culture every town has an official ‘heart’ at its centre. This is the City Pillar. The one here is the foundation for the entire city of Bangkok. It has 2 pillars inside, which is unusual, if not unique, and are set near the original ground level which is about 1m below the modern one. They are shaped like giant lotus stems.

 

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From the collection – ‘Siam 3: Explore’

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