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City Pillar Shrine -
Thanon Malaimaen, Tambon Rua Yai, Amphoe Mueang, Suphanburi
The City Pillar Shrine, the heart of Suphan Buri town, was once a Thai-style wooden shrine housing stone statues of the gods Shiva and Vishnu. Following renovations, however, the shrine was rebuilt as an edifice in the Chinese style, housing a Mahayana Buddhist bas relief of Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara, also called the four-handed God Vishnu, who is much worshipped by both Thais and Chinese. On the full moon day of the 7th Chinese lunar month, the shrine, with support from the Chinese Association, holds a huge alms-offering ceremony for the poor. This Mahayana Buddhist festival always attracts thousands of participants.
The City Pillar Shrine is located on Malai Maen Road, Tambon Rua Yai, Amphoe Mueang, Suphan Buri. It is open for visitors at all times. For further information, call 0 3552 1690 or 0 3552 6211.