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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  • The Cathedral acquired asanas feel very beautiful. There are lots of places and people will pay attention and keep shooting a very impressive place, another place of chanthaburi.
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  • Bo is very big places, quality comes with higher price if you come at night pretty much constant size during the daytime is also pretty friendly people of chanthaburi city attractions and good.
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  • It is something special when you can go into a Catholic Church in Thailand. Beautiful building and a quiet place. Inside, it is also very nice and you feel secure in the distance.
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  • Closed from the 23rd October 2017 - 27th October 2017, due to the mourning period for His Majesty King Rama 9
  • The chuch is new.. The inside was ok. The outside decor and paints aren't finished..
  • Wow worthy place to visit. This awesome Catholic Cathedral is located right in Chanthaburi town. If you are into architecture, you can't miss this place. Its Gothic-style altar is as famous as its beautiful ceiling. The cathedral is said to have been built over hundred years ago but the Catholic community there existed for over 300 years. Highlight of the place is the Virgin Mary's statue stunningly decorated with precious gemstones.
  • Nice church. It's difficult to find a parking lot here.
  • Wonderful catholic church originally built by Vietnamese immigrants. Definitely worth a visit even if you're not christian. A renovation made about 8 years ago restored the church to its full glory.

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