Enjoy the beautiful and interesting river sights of Bangkok, including many temples. Take a self-guided boat trip on the regular express boat on the Chao Phraya river from the Phra Athit Pier (near Khao San Road) to the Sathorn pier (BTS Taksin Bridge) or vice versa. Find a map in the sidebar >>>

Santa Cruz Church (Wat Khudi Chin)

Construction of an originally wooden catholic church for Portuguese living in the area started in 1770 in the then new capital Thonburi on the west bank of the Chao Phraya river. The temple was officially called Santa Cruz Church ("Holy Cross Church"), but popularly named Wat Khudi Chin after the area where it was built.

The church was rebuilt twice during its life time and the current construction is about 100 years old. It was designed by Italian architects Annibale Rigotti and his partner Mario Tamagno, who designed many buildings in Thailand at that time. Portuguese Cultural Centre

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