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Assumption Cathedral

Thailand's main Roman Catholic church dates back two centuries.

Publish Date: 07 February 2020

Built back in 1821, Thailand’s principal Roman Catholic Church sits tucked away in the courtyard of Assumption College.

You don’t need to be religious to admire this unique attraction, though. Designed in the Romanesque style by a French architect, the building stands out with its rectangular structure, red bricks and stained glass.

On the inside, the sloped ceiling is decorated with stars, the floor and main altar is beautifully made with marble, while the main centrepiece is the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Assumption Cathedral
Assumption Cathedral

How to get there: From S@S Bangkok, your best bet is to catch a taxi. The ride should cost no more than THB100 and take about 15 minutes. Alternatively, catch the BTS at National Stadium station to Saphan Taksin, after changing at Siam, and explore the historical Charoenkrung neighbourhood. A single-journey pass will cost THB40. Assumption Cathedral is about 12 minutes' walk from Saphan Taksin station.

57 Oriental Ave., Charoenkrung Rd.

Tel: +662-237-5277

Typically open during daylight hours with a number of services held in English and Thai

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