|Lak Mueang Thaland Tha Ruea|
Photo by Ian Reide
In Google Maps a city pillar shrine for Phuket can be found way outside the provincial capital, close to the Heroines monument and the Thalang national museum. As it is not as big as those in other provinces, and a bit off the main road, I haven't spotted it myself during the few days I have been on Phuket so far. But I had marked it in my Google Map of the city pillar shrines.
When Ian was now exploring Phuket, he found out that there is not just this one city pillar shrine, but a total of four spread over the island. Actually, those he talked with claimed there are five, but the fifth was nowhere to find. I haven't been able find anything in the net either, for example Kanchanapisek lists only four as well. Quite notably the current photos show those of Choeng Thale very much restored, on Kanchanapisek most have no shrine around them and look quite weathered - the one in Si Sunthon however had a better look in past.
The four city pillars are the following, all located within Thalang district:
|Thalang Tha Ruea||Si Sunthon subdistrict||หลักเมืองถลางท่าเรือ||Waymarking, Kanchanapisek|
|Thalang Mueang Mai||Thep Krasattri subdistrict||หลักเมืองถลางเมืองใหม่||Waymarking, Kanchanapisek|
|Thalang Pa Sak||Choeng Thale subdistrict||หลักเมืองถลางป่าสัก||Waymarking, Kanchanapisek|
|Thalang Lephang||Choeng Thale subdistrict||หลักเมืองถลางเลพัง||Waymarking, Kanchanapisek|
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