Santa Cruz Church

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Descendants still remain of the Portuguese Catholics who built this church and convent, known as 'Wat Kudee Jeen'. Often rebuilt since King Taksin donated them the land, the current pastel edifice topped by an octagonal dome dates from 1916. A ferry from Tha Rachini serves the church's pier. Some shops nearby still bake Khanom Farang Kudi Jeen, sponge cakes of apple and jujube made to the recipes of Portuguese mercenaries who defended Ayutthaya from Burma.

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Santa Cruz Church details

Address
Soi Kudi Jeen,
Thanon Thesaban 1,
Kudi Jeen

Area Thonburi

Transport Ferry from Tha Ratchini to Tha Kudi Jeen

Telephone 02 472 0153-4

Open daily by written appointment for group visits.

Admission free.

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