Church of Santa Cruz

sights / Religious

Church of Santa Cruz information

Location
Bangkok , Thailand
Address
Soi Kuti Jiin
Getting there
Ferry: river-crossing ferry from Atsadang Pier
Opening hours
7am-noon Sat & Sun
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Centuries before Sukhumvit became Bangkok's international district, the Portuguese claimed fa·ràng (Western) supremacy on a riverside plot of land given to them by King Taksin in appreciation for their support after the fall of Ayuthaya. Located on this concession, the Church of Santa Cruz dates to 1913.

Very little activity occurs on the grounds itself, but small and fascinating village streets break off from the main courtyard into the area known as Kuti Jiin, the local name for the church. On Soi Kuti Jiin 3, a few houses continue to sell Portuguese-inspired cakes and sweets.