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Wat Song Yae Catholic Church Wat Song Yae Catholic Church
Ban Song Yae, Amphoe Thai Charoen, Yasothon
Category : Churches
Attraction Details :
Located in Ban Song Yae, Amphoe Thai Charoen. Initially, the church was a tiny hut, and it was rebuilt many times. This is the fourth church built in 1947 by wood contribution by the villagers. Built in Thai traditional style, the country’s biggest wooden church is 16 metres wide and 57 metres long. How to get there: From Yasothon, use highway 2169, turn left after passing Amphoe Kut Chum for 7-8 kms, and keep going for 600 metres. The school and the church share the compound. History of Ban Song Yae Church. It was said that in 1908, five families sought a refuge in this area, this was lush jungle, after being hurted and evicted as they were blamed as zombie. They have met Father Dechanel and Ombrocio , Ban Se Song, Tambon Chiang Peng, Amphoe Pa Tiew of Yasothon, and asked them to get rid of devel in their bodies. After the success, they become Catholics. More people migrated to Ban Nong Song Yae. In 1909, a small hut was built for Catholic rites and that was the beginning of Song Yae Church.