Photo: At the City Pillar Shrine.

Temples, churches and shrines of Chanthaburi

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Visiting some of Chanthaburi’s temples, churches and shrines is a fascinating way to get a sense for the area’s cultural diversity. Four sites are easy to include on a stroll around the Chanthaboon old town, and we’ve added four more that you might sprinkle in while on day trips elsewhere in the province.

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In Chanthaburi town

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Anchoring a community of Vietnamese-Thai Catholics, this striking gothic edifice stands as the city’s most noticeable landmark. A French mission was first established here in 1711 and the site remained active during the French occupation of 1893 to 1905, with the current structure completed by Vietnamese in 1909. The nave features marble floors and depictions of saints in the stained glass windows. Out in the courtyard, thousands of sapphires adorn a statue of the Virgin Mary that collects offerings of flower garlands, as though it were a Buddhist or ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 1,200 words.)

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