Assumption Cathedral

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Assumption Cathedral information

Bangkok , Thailand
Address
Street Soi 40 (Soi Oriental), Th Charoen Krung
Getting there
ferry Tha Oriental
Opening hours
7am-7pm
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Lonely Planet review

Marking the ascendancy of the French missionary influence in Bangkok during the reign of Rama II (King Phraphutthaloetla Naphalai; r 1809–24), this Romanesque church with its rich golden interior dates from 1910, and hosted a Mass by Pope John Paul II in 1984; his statue now stands outside the main door. The schools associated with the cathedral are considered some of the best in Thailand.