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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  • August 29, 2017
    Feast of Immaculate Conception Church, Annunciation Temple located in the same school, the mother is Protestant Church Defender Roman Catholic with the decorations. The wooden church, a stencil pattern is a Saint stained glass ornament. Christian coloring page of Madonna statues, overflowing mercy shine calm. Standing in front of Villa, find great Gothic project which look bigger. If the inner calm cool and gorgeous European-style décor. This magnificent building stands through time more than a century the chapel Madonna fertilization is the embodiment of all the Christian faith can be bought from the Minoan town of chanthaburi, but only covers the. Across the eastern shore, as well. Is the place to visit if there is an opportunity not to be missed?
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  • August 29, 2017
    nothing to special about the Cathedral. It is unique to find it in rural thailand or any where in thailand really. The outside is visually graphic and simple and nice for photographs. The area is in t...  more »
  • August 25, 2017
    This place is nice for photo shot. You can easily walk through the old bridge across Chanthaburi river to old town by the river to see pace of the people here.  more »
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  • December 30, 2016
    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.
  • July 13, 2017
    This is one of the most beautiful cathedral in Thailand. The cathedral built hundred years ago by Christian Vietnamese migration in Chantaburee province. It worth for you to pay a visit here.
  • April 9, 2017
    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.
  • August 21, 2017
    A beautiful modern cathedral.
  • September 25, 2016
    First time i visit Chanthaburi and found this church. Very fascinating and impressive place of worship. Very good stained glass and very good for praying also. When you go to Chanthaburi you must visit this church, one of icons of Chanthaburi.

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