Santa Cruz Church

Santa Cruz Church, Bangkok

Santa Cruz Church
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FennyGrochocki
Dubai, United Arab Emirates118 contributions
Serene Portuguese Church
Oct 2019
We never knew how much Portuguese influenced in the Thailand history until we visited Kudi Chin area. Walk around the neighborhood was peaceful and felt like time was frozen here.

This church was 1 of the many historical places in Kudi Chin. Highly recommended to have at least half a day to go around this area.
Written December 1, 2019
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Fly high
Colombo, Sri Lanka530 contributions
Serene and welcoming
Oct 2019 • Solo
This beautiful church is set on the Banks of the Chao Phraya River dates back to 1767. The original timber building has since been replaced with the current pink landmark that stands out along the skyline. Inside the church there are beautiful stained glass And the ceiling is covered in traditional Thai style.
The church can be easily accessed by walking along the Memorial Bridge. Then follow the river walk for around 10 minutes that will bring you to the church pier.
Also take time to walk around the tiny Sois of the Kudichin community, visit their museum and try some local treats.
Written October 23, 2019
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Chita & Nigel
Bangkok, Thailand325 contributions
Beautiful & Well Preserved
Sep 2019 • Couples
Charming church easily accessible by ferry from Sanam Chai MRT. Centrepiece of a small Portuguese enclave, with plenty to see on foot surrounding it. Well worth a half day visit for both Bangkokians & tourists.
Written September 8, 2019
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Albert R
Amsterdam, The Netherlands211 contributions
Old Portugese Church innBKK
Mar 2019 • Friends
The history of this roman catholic church goes back to the 17th century when Portugese sailors got this piece of land to build a church on. This is the stone (and second) verzuim, built in the 18th century.
Written April 4, 2019
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pakabay
Adelaide, Australia1,819 contributions
Striking Building
Jan 2019 • Couples
Situated on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, this church is a striking change from the surrounding building.

Set slightly back from the river, it is a grand symbol of the influence of the Portuguese explorers who roamed the world in the 16th & 17th centuries.

It is wonderfully maintained and, I think, its prominence on the river underlines the historic religious tolerance of the Thai people.
Written February 3, 2019
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands2,772 contributions
Tolerance towards Christians
Dec 2018 • Solo
Perhaps special for Thailand, but the architecture of this Roman Catholic church completed in 1916 is not outstanding, nor is the interior. However, the history is interesting as the original (wooden) church was built on a plot of land given to Portugese catholics by king Taksin in the 1770s. He thanked them for their support in resisting a Burmese invasion. Ever since a policy of tolerance towards Christians in Thailand was in place as the Chakri dynasty adopted Taksin's directives.
Written December 18, 2018
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Mr_Nobody_1979
Krakow, Poland3,977 contributions
Old Catholic Church worth visiting
Nov 2018 • Solo
Within easy riverside walk from Wat Arun, this Roman Catholic Church established in XVIII century by Portuguese is well worth visiting for its architecture and paintings as a part of Thonburi day tour.
Written November 8, 2018
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HINA W
Islamabad, Pakistan6,322 contributions
A Portuguese Church!
Aug 2018 • Family
This is a Roman Catholic church. It is called Wat Kuti Jean by the locals. It was built in 1770 during the reign of King Taksin. It stands on the west bank of the Chao Phraya. It is a simple cream coloured church with red trimmings. It has beautiful stained glass windows showing biblical scenes.

Written September 24, 2018
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Imnotdonegoing
22 contributions
Beautiful Church in an old Portuguese community
Mar 2018 • Couples
The Santa Cruz Church was a wonderful morning adventure. The Portuguese came to Siam's aid when the Burmese invaded down the Chao Phraya, lending them cannons for the fight. A grateful King Thaskin deed them land in return and the original church was built on it. It's well worth a visit, easily accessed by a short, cross river ferry ( 5 baht each way).
Written March 24, 2018
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backpacker31
Boynton Beach, FL5,376 contributions
Attractive Church, Charming Neighborhood
Feb 2018 • Solo
Located on the opposite side (from most major sights/hotels) of the Chao Phraya River is this pleasant church. It is tucked away down an alley yet just steps from the river and nearby water taxi stop. The interior features an impressive barrel shaped roof with brilliant blue and gold painted niches. A real hidden gem. Perfect for a rest from the heat and humidity. I was the only person inside during my 20+ minute visit. Be sure to explore the surrounding traditional neighborhood this church is located in.
Written March 19, 2018
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