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St Anna’s Church Nong Saeng

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The furthest north of Nakhon Phanom town’s riverside sights, St Anna’s Church was built in 1926 and continues to serve as a centre of the Catholic faith that was first brought to the area by Vietnamese immigrants.

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Two tall towers topped by twin steeples and connected by a high footbridge define an architectural style reminiscent of Bangkok’s Assumption Cathedral, which was constructed around the same time period. A broad courtyard fronts the church -- really more of a concrete lot -- leading up to a statue that we presume depicts St Anna comforting a young girl.

Directly across the road from the river, the broad grounds also contain a tall-drooping tamarind tree and a few other attractive old buildings, including a meeting hall built in 1952. During our visit, a local from the congregation approached us to strike up a conversation about Christianity, kissing a cross that hung from his neck as he left.

The church’s doors were locked when we passed through, and it was only possible to get a fuzzy view of the interior through the tinted windows. To get inside you’ll most likely need to attend a Thai-language service; held on Saturdays at 06:15 and Sundays at 07:00 and 19:00.


St Anna’s Church Nong Saeng
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