St. Joseph's Church

St. Joseph's Church, Ayutthaya

St. Joseph's Church
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Ingeborg56
Oslo, Norway2,218 contributions
Lovely small church in a nice location!
Mar 2020
It has a very nice location close to the rivver and it is very wellekept at least from the exterior which we did. It is not very big.
Written March 25, 2020
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GDay1044
Durban, South Africa1,089 contributions
Catholic Church with a fascinating history
Jan 2020
It was refreshing to find a Portuguese Catholic Church in this city of ruined Buddhist Temples and which also, recorded on the wall, suffered many rebuilds after being destroyed by the Burmese in wars between Burma and Siam from the 16th to 19th Century - Across (the) Chao Phraya river from the main historic sites of the old city - access by car , taxi / Tuk Tuk is recommended as it is quite a walk if the weather is hot and humid - the entrance is through the main gates of a school towards the river and then there is a car park on your left - it is a picturesque ornate sandstone colored building with a square three story tower over the main entrance inside it was quiet and cool the striking part to me being the ornate half dome over the alter - certainly out of the way but worth the effort to visit if historic buildings are among your interests
Written February 22, 2020
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patber
Malaysia1,425 contributions
Holiday
Dec 2019 • Family
It was not in our itinerary to this historic city, without further venture into more temples our tour guide asked if we were interested to visit a church, well why not and here we are no regrets what a beautiful church and it history.

There were 2 earlier bishops lay to their rest the church itself. The architecture I called it the Yellow Church were nicely maintained till this day by the residents.

Well worth the visit.
Written December 14, 2019
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hunglow
Phuket, Thailand1,362 contributions
great from across the river
Mar 2019 • Solo
discovered by accident. never went inside but at night it has a subtle light show and i caught it from across the river.
Written March 21, 2019
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Chris
St. Albans, UK4,414 contributions
Nice to say you’ve ticked it off the list
Feb 2019 • Solo
Came here on a tuktuk from Wat Maha That as I wanted to see around the city. At a cost of ฿200 (£4.88) one-way, the tuktuk was probably not worth it as I could’ve walked back to my hotel and got my motorbike.

The building itself is impressive and an information sign near the entrance of the church details times the church has had to be rebuilt for various reasons such as Burmese invasion etc.

The day I came, there was a huge service on so I couldn’t see the inside of the church properly, although I was allowed to enter and stood in the doorway. The church is air conditioned!

If you’re staying near the city centre, it’s about 5 miles away from there so I would recommend driving there on a motorbike or a pushbike unless you don’t mind spending around ฿400 (£9.76) on tuktuks there and back.
Written February 2, 2019
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Kevin in Paradise @ YouTube
Ayutthaya, Thailand36 contributions
Big Church
Apr 2018 • Family
This is a Catholic Church and well worth a visit if your in the area. It is very pretty inside. There are some fine art painted on the walls.
Written November 27, 2018
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Rayong1973
Ban Khai, Thailand1,111 contributions
Saint Joseph Catholic Church Ayutthaya Thailand.

Oct 2018 • Friends
Built during the reign of King Narai in the year 1666 by Lambert de la Motte priest and 2 priests. The missionaries had met with King Narai and asked for a land to build a church and a school. To do religious activities and educating to the children. After has the land, they built a church and a school made from wood called "Khai Nakboon Joseph (Saint Joseph’s camp)".
Written October 14, 2018
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SuzannahA
Geeveston, Australia832 contributions
Beautiful church
May 2018 • Couples
Only saw this from the boat trip we went on but it looked wonderful and we wished we'd had time to get back and see it!
Written May 12, 2018
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Lesterbeach
Winnipeg, Canada4,216 contributions
Viewed from the river
May 2018 • Friends
Beautiful church that can be seen along a river cruise. It doesn’t really fit in with the historic Thai ruins, but is well maintained and interesting to see.
Written May 12, 2018
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Nix B
Bangkok, Thailand3,516 contributions
Nice atmosphere
Apr 2018 • Couples
It's the first church in Ayutthaya era. The church is so beautiful with yellow color. It's near the river. In the sunset time, It's so beautiful and warming. There're sheep too!
Written April 11, 2018
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