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As Buddhists, Thai people are tolerant of all religious beliefs and as a consequence, there are a number of functioning Christian churches in Thailand. While Portuguese missionaries in the 16th century were unsuccessful at converting the Thai population, the Thais did not restrict foreigners from practicing their own religion and as western settlers established themselves in Thailand over time, a number of beautiful churches were built by them in order to worship their god.
In 1491, Wat Phra Si Sanphet was located inside the compound of the Grand Palace-the foundations of which are still visible-and served as the royal chapel, as Wat Phra Kaeo does in Bangkok. This Wang Lung Palace (Royal P...
This monastery was located near Pa Than Bridge opposite Wat Mahathat. King Borom Rachathirat II (Chao Sam Phraya) commanded two pagodas built on the ground where Chao Ai and Chao Yi engaged in single hand combat on eleph...
Located in front of the Grand Palace to the east near Pa Than Bridge, it was constructed in the reign of King Borom Rachathirat I. It houses the holy relics of Lord Buddha. Wat Mahathat is open everyday from 8.00 a.m.-6....
Though founded in 1369, the ruins of Wat Phra Ram date mostly from its restoration in the 15th century. Its main feature is a well-proportioned prang situated on a stepped terrace adorned with chedis. Some of the prang's...