Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Chanthaburi

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The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception is a Catholic church and is located in the city of Chanthaburi, in the province of the same name, in Thailand.DescriptionThe cathedral, visible from most of the city, was formally inaugurated in 1909 as one of the largest Catholic churches in Thailand. It was built on a previous structure of more than 300 years. It was constructed in Gothic style during the 10 years of occupation by France on this territory although it remained unfinished at that time (1893–1904). There is a statue of the Virgin Mary in front of the Cathedral.The centre piece of the inside of the cathedral is the statue of the Virgin Mary. It is covered by semi precious gems donated by the local congregation – estimates of the number of gems range from 200,000 to 500,000.It serves as the Roman or Latin rite seat of the Diocese of Chanthaburi (Dioecesis Chanthaburiensis, สังฆมณฑล จันทบุรี) which was created in 1965 with the Bull "Qui in fastigio" of Pope Paul VI. It is under the pastoral responsibility of the Bishop Silvio Siripong Charatsri.
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  • If anyone's Church chanthaburi, Thailand must come here nowadays yia is a beautiful old church is within the Church, with the Madonna of the pomegranate, beautiful work. Into the Church attire needs, and must not send a loud. With respect to the nearby places with the asterisk community thabun.
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  • Set in a large plaza, this, the largest Catholic building in Thailand, its spires rising above the skyline, stands quite impressive. If you enoy a quiet place, beautiful and good for contemplation, yo...  more »
  • It’s a pretty nice cathedral, worth a few minutes of your time. You need to dress appropriate (sarongs can be borrowed at the side entrance for free).  more »
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  • Beautiful Cathedral of Immaculate Conception, Chantaburi was built 109 years ago. It was renovated and improved in preparation for the centennial celebration. This is the most beautiful catholic cathedral in Thailand. Situated in the old town area along the river, the surrounding is also worth a visit.
  • The cathedral, visible from most of the city, was formally inaugurated in 1909 as one of the largest Catholic churches in Thailand. It was built on a previous structure of more than 300 years. It was constructed in Gothic style during the 10 years of occupation by France on this territory although it remained unfinished at that time (1893–1904). There is a statue of the Virgin Mary in front of the Cathedral. The centre piece of the inside of the cathedral is the statue of the Virgin Mary. It is covered by semi precious gems donated by the local congregation – estimates of the number of gems range from 200,000 to 500,000. It serves as the Roman or Latin rite seat of the Diocese of Chanthaburi ) which was created in 1965 with the Bull "Qui in fastigio" of Pope Paul VI. For everyone definitely worth a visit and especially if you are a Catholic. .
  • Its a small cute Catholic church in Thailand! Funny and doesn't fit in at all, enjoyed seeing it there though. Wouldn't go out of my way to see the thing though. I went to the city for the food!
  • Once must go place. History I don't know. Have people belong to church to explain the history of the Church.
  • Worth a look if you're in town. Entry is free. For someone who grew up with Catholic churches, it's nothing extraordinary though.
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