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Places of Worship in Bangkok

Bangkok Culture | Information on places of worship for different faiths in Ban
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You need not fear not being able to find a place to worship in Bangkok. Bangkok is a truly diverse culture that while it is primarily Buddhist, it does offer up a place to worship for almost all religious faiths. Muslim, Catholic, Protestant, Hindu and Buddhists all have a place to worship in Bangkok.

Santa Cruz Church is one place to worship in Bangkok for Catholics. With an Italian-style to its design this Catholic church features 14 sculptures that display Jesus' life and beautiful stained glass with biblical images adorn the walls. Located at Kudi Jeen, Thonburi.

Sri Mariamman Hindu Temple is a place to worship in Bangkok for Silom's Indian community. Like its name states, this temple is dedicated to the Goddess Mariamman and was built in 1860 by immigrants. While you may visit this temple, please be respectful, as picture taking inside the temple is not allowed. This Hindu place of worship in Bangkok is located at the Corner of Pan and Silom Roads, Silom and is open from 6 am until 8 pm.

Wat Mangkon Kamalawat is a place of worship in Bangkok for the Chinese Buddhists. This temple dates back as far as 1872 and was originally called Wat Leng Nui Yee. The name was changed by King Rama V to the current name of Wat Mangkon Kamalawat. Located on Charoenkrung Road, Chinatown this temple sees some lively moments during the Chinese festivals.

Darulmuttageen Mosque is a place of worship in Bangkok for Muslims living and visiting the city. At one time, the mosque was constructed of wood until a little over a hundred years ago. It was then that funds were raised and the mosque was rebuilt by Chinese workers. Located at 18/1 Khu Khwo Road, Nong Chok district, the mosque is open from 9 am until 5 pm.

Christ Church is a place of worship in Bangkok for Protestants. Originally built in 19th century after being granted some land from King Rama IV. In 1904, King Rama V granted the church more land to allow for a bigger church to be built in another area of Bangkok. Christ Church is now located at 11 Convent Road, Sathorn with it hours of operation being from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm. Strangely this protestant church is closed on Saturday and Sunday making this place of worship in Bangkok only available to worshippers during the week days.


Last Updated: 27 Mar 2008


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