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Churches

As Buddhists, Thai people are tolerant of all religious beliefs and as a consequence, there are a number of functioning Christian churches in Thailand. While Portuguese missionaries in the 16th century were unsuccessful at converting the Thai population, the Thais did not restrict foreigners from practicing their own religion and as western settlers established themselves in Thailand over time, a number of beautiful churches were built by them in order to worship their god.

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Wihan Phra Mongkhon Bophit

Been given several renovations so it looks new, but Wihan Phra Mongkhon Bophit is actually an ancient temple with a long history since Ayutthaya kingdom. Phra Mongkhon Bophit, a large bronze Buddha image, was originally ...

Church of the Virgin Mary or Atsana Wihan Maephra Bangkoet

This church is located at Mu 7, Tambon Bang Nok Khwaek. The church is a holy worshipping place for Christian families living around the area. It was constructed in 1890 A.D. by Father Paolo Salmone, a French Missionary. ...

The Catholic Church Chanthaburi

The Catholic Church on Chanthanimit Road on the river bank is the largest Catholic edifice in Thailand. Built in 1909, it is of Gothic architectural style. The original tall roof was taken down during World War II to mak...

St. Joseph's Church

Serving as a Catholic's religious establishment for more than 300 years, St. Joseph's Church was built during the reign of King Narai in 1666 as requested by the missionaries headed by Bishop Lambert de la Motte. The chu...

Wihan Sian

     Wihan Sian is the big three storey Chinese-style structure that has been built by Thais of Chinese descendants to honor the King Bhumibol 60 years birthday in 1997. There are giant Chinese god sculptu...