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Presentation Santa Cruz Church

Thai name : วัดซางตาครู้ส กุฎีจีน
My opinion:
If Thailand is overwhelmingly Buddhist, there are a few Christians and therefore churches in Thailand. In Bangkok, one of the best known is the Santa Cruz Church which is located in the Thonburi district, almost on the banks of the Chao Phraya river. It was built in 1770 during the reign of King Taksin by the descendants of the first Portuguese Catholics. Santa Cruz means the sacred cross. The Portuguese were the first Europeans in the Kingdom of Siam since a treaty signed with Ayutthaya to supply arms and ammunition in exchange for the right to reside, exchange and practice their religion in Thailand.

It is the whole district of Thonburi which is interesting and very different from the atmosphere found on the other bank of the river. Be sure to take a walk in the Khundijeen Community just to the right of the church, go see the museum and eat a khanom farang.

Some tours going Santa Cruz Church

Bangkok Classic & Historic Tour
By Bangkok Funride

Bangkok Classic & Historic Tour

Offered in Englishenglish guide
Depart from Wat Arun to discover the Thonburi district, the Kundeejeen community, the Chao Phraya riverside, Buddhist and Chinese temples and a church.

Bangkok Hidden Walk with a Historian
By TakeMeTour

Bangkok Hidden Walk with a Historian

Offered in Englishenglish guide
Thonburi was the capital city of Siam. Along this serene Thonburi canal, Kudi-Chin is the old community hidden just near the Temple of Dawn. Both places are the icon of Thonburi, and we will give them (and many more places) a visit! I am also a history teacher, so you will be getting some cool insights about this local community and the past of Thailand :)

Practical information about Santa Cruz Church

No admission fee


To go visit Santa Cruz Church, you can also book one of the tours above.

How to get to Santa Cruz Church ?

To go to Bangkok Santa Cruz Church and Kudeejin community by public transport, the easiest way is to take the MRT subway, get off at Sanam Chai station then walk to Rajinee Pier and there take the ferry that crosses the Chao Phraya river and drops off people at Wat Kalayanamit. Then there is a 7 minute walk to the church.

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