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This is a Catholic Church and well worth a visit if your in the area. It is very pretty inside... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
travelingman082
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Ayutthaya, Thailand
Saint Joseph Catholic Church Ayutthaya Thailand.

Built during the reign of King Narai in the year 1666 by Lambert de la Motte priest and 2... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
Rayong1973
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Rayong Province, Thailand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank travelingman082
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

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!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank SuzannahA
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Lesterbeach
Reviewed 11 April 2018

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!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank nixnaxnax
Reviewed 22 February 2018

We went to Ayuthaya from Bangkok by train. Then we rented a motorbike to do our own tour around town. After visited lots of Buddhist temples, not far from Wat Chaiwatthanaram there was this St.Joseph's church on the bank of Chao Phraya river as well....More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

Before it was destroyed in 1767 Ayutthaya was one of the biggest cities in Asia, with 1 million people living in the city, including many expats from other countries. St.Joseph holds services for more then 300 years, and is a beautiful and peaceful place, good...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Irina V
Reviewed 9 February 2017

It rather stands out like a sore thumb, architecturally, so you won't miss it. It was not in The Rough Guide so I assumed it would not be open. Worth checking before you set off if interested.

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank Roland D
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Even if you're not into Thai or Portuguese history, this is a beautiful place to visit. It's a catholic church, so the decorations are plenty and rich. There's a nice garden with a lotus pond and statues outside next to the water, plus a cemetery...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank cinbkk
Reviewed 7 May 2016

Amazing that this church survived the old time war and had been restored nicely. Love the yellow colour of the building and the architecture of it.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank KwinAun
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