Lak Meuang (City Pillar Shrine)
Monument in Udon Thani
Located in the Tung Sri Mueang field in middle of the city, San Lak Mueang (the City Pillar Shrine) was established in 1999. It is believed that the city’s guardian deity resides in the shrine itself.
Built in the contemporary Isan style of architecture, the compound also houses the statue of the deity Wetsuwan, which is the province’s guardian deity (depicted in the provincial seal). Along with the city pillar, considered the heart of the city, the shrine is highly respected by the townspeople.
The shrine is open daily from 6.00 am-8.00 pm.