Kalawar Church Bangkok

Kalawar Church Bangkok

Kalawar Church Bangkok
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Neighborhood: Silom
Despite the lack of any major tourist attractions, this lively neighborhood is a favorite of many. Whether it's the (somewhat naughty) nightlife of Soi Patpong, the various handicraft night markets or the plethora of dining options that tickle your fancy, a night out in Silom is a must on every itinerary. It's worth a stop during daytime, too: join office workers on a quest to tasty street food during lunch and shop at Silom Complex for a great mix of Thai and international stores. After a day of strolling around the congested sidewalks, a visit to Silom's Lumphini Park, Bangkok's answer to NYC's Central Park, is a welcome change of scenery.

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HINA W
Islamabad, Pakistan6,322 contributions
A Gothic Church!
Aug 2018 • Family
The Portuguese were the first nation to establish diplomatic ties with the Thai. When the Church of Santa Cruz was taken over by the French clergy the Portuguese asked the king to allocate them land on the opposite bank of the river to build their own church 1787. They built this church in Gothic style and named it Kalawar. Kalawar means cavalry in Portuguese language. It was the location where Jesus Christ was mounted onto the cross. The other name of this church is Holy Rosary Church. It is a very European Church.
Written September 28, 2018
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backpacker31
Boynton Beach, FL5,376 contributions
Impressive Church close to Chao Praya River
Feb 2018 • Solo
Located down a narrow soi/lane in Old Bangkok lies this Roman Catholic Church that has its origins with the Portuguese community dating back to the late 1700’s. The current Gothic style structure dates back to the late 1800’s. Inside, the church contains numerous arched doors and windows along with copious amounts of beautiful stained glass windows. Sitting in a pew in a late afternoon, the dim lighting made the air temperature feel that much cooler and the light coming through the stained glass windows cast colorful shadows on the Church’s interior. If you’re in the area it’s worth a visit. There are several luxury hotels as well as a high end riverfront mall (River City Bangkok) located very close to this historic church.
Written February 2, 2018
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Anh Khoi
3 contributions
Very beautiful gothic church
Jul 2017
The church was built under gothic style but inside under renaissance style. The intern is decorated with french details. Very beautiful !
Written July 22, 2017
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Teresa H
Manchester, UK558 contributions
INTERESTING HISTORY
Apr 2017 • Couples
Lovely RC church. Just on China town walking street.
Lovely altar and beautiful ceiling and stained glass windows.Very interesting hstory and architecture.
Written June 9, 2017
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BangkokSachse
Bangkok, Thailand38,838 contributions
Beautiful and riverside church!
Mar 2017
We drove to the church on Friday. It was peaceful. The church is riverside and is between two schools. The stained glasses were beautiful. We stayed there about 30 minutes.
Written March 17, 2017
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nellielim
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4,110 contributions
Holy Rosary Church
Mar 2015 • Family
This church is also known as The Holy Rosary Church and was built by the Portugese in 1786 with a land grant from King Rama I. The architecture is neo-Gothic and the stained windows depict scenes from the Old and New Testament. A statue of the Virgin Mary stands in the little landscaped garden in the Sister's quarters. It should be visited while doing a walking tour through Chinatown.
Written August 22, 2015
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darren w
Bangkok, Thailand136 contributions
exotic church in Buddhist Bangkok
Aug 2014
interesting area of Bangkok but the church itself is pretty average. I don't think many people come to Bangkok to look at Catholic churches at least not myself. The area is worth visiting and you might as well take a few photos of the church while in the area.
Written July 29, 2015
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Minako I
Bangkok, Thailand227 contributions
Beautiful quiet place not only for prayer, but for a break from hustle-bustle of busy BKK streets
Jan 2015 • Friends
A good place for prayer/meditation even for a non-Catholic like me (a Buddhist) - the Church is open-minded/accommodative enough to let non-Christians see its interiors (and most likely join the mass on Sundays), likewise any other religious places in Thailand. Its enchanting time-honored stained glasses and historical engravings R worth a visit
Written February 28, 2015
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BananaLu
Bangkok, Thailand774 contributions
Interesting!
Oct 2014 • Solo
I am rarely found of churches in Asia, but it is always interesting to visit few. This one has an interesting story and is situated close to the river. It is at a walk-able distance from Hua Lumphong station, so do not hesitate to go there, it will not take too much time and can be clubbed with a visit to the Chinese and Indian areas.
I was only disappointed not to find any candles during my visit. I really wanted to light some. It might have been because I came just after a wedding ceremony, but I did not notice any candle tables inside the church.
Written December 25, 2014
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Esther2709
Singapore, Singapore14 contributions
Historic Catholic Church
Oct 2014 • Couples
Travelling is quite a hassle but it is a worth visit for me personally, you will need to change BTS as if you are in Silom line you need to change over to the dark green line & alight @ Saphan Taksin station, follow signs to reach the boat ride, boat tickets are cheap, you may wask the counter staffs they can speak good english, alight at Si phaya Pier it is just a short ride.

After alighting from the boat, you will see a small alley just walk straight & will see the main road, turn left you will see hotels by the side & look up you will see the church, you will soon see a small lane that will leads you to the church.
Written October 9, 2014
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