We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Big Church

This is a Catholic Church and well worth a visit if your in the area. It is very pretty inside... read more

Reviewed November 27, 2018
Ayutthaya, Thailand
Saint Joseph Catholic Church Ayutthaya Thailand.

Built during the reign of King Narai in the year 1666 by Lambert de la Motte priest and 2... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2018
Rayong Province, Thailand
via mobile
Read all 48 reviews
All photos (127)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good49%
  • Average18%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“the river”(8 reviews)
“school”(3 reviews)
“mosque”(2 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
30 Mu 11 Tambon Samphao Lom, Ayutthaya, Thailand
Improve This Listing
Reviews (48)
Filter reviews
23 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews the river school mosque motorbike viewed buddhist century statues ruins
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 23 reviews
Reviewed November 27, 2018

This is a Catholic Church and well worth a visit if your in the area. It is very pretty inside. There are some fine art painted on the walls.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank travelingman082
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Built during the reign of King Narai in the year 1666 by Lambert de la Motte priest and 2 priests. The missionaries had met with King Narai and asked for a land to build a church and a school. To do religious activities and educating to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Rayong1973
Reviewed May 12, 2018

Only saw this from the boat trip we went on but it looked wonderful and we wished we'd had time to get back and see it!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank SuzannahA
Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful church that can be seen along a river cruise. It doesn’t really fit in with the historic Thai ruins, but is well maintained and interesting to see.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Lesterbeach
Reviewed April 10, 2018

It's the first church in Ayutthaya era. The church is so beautiful with yellow color. It's near the river. In the sunset time, It's so beautiful and warming. There're sheep too!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank nixnaxnax
Reviewed February 21, 2018

We went to Ayuthaya from Bangkok by train. Then we rented a motorbike to do our own tour around town. After visited lots of Buddhist temples, not far from Wat Chaiwatthanaram there was this St.Joseph's church on the bank of Chao Phraya river as well....More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank patrick-syd
Reviewed January 16, 2018 via mobile

Before it was destroyed in 1767 Ayutthaya was one of the biggest cities in Asia, with 1 million people living in the city, including many expats from other countries. St.Joseph holds services for more then 300 years, and is a beautiful and peaceful place, good...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Irina V
Reviewed February 9, 2017

It rather stands out like a sore thumb, architecturally, so you won't miss it. It was not in The Rough Guide so I assumed it would not be open. Worth checking before you set off if interested.

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank Roland D
Reviewed August 24, 2016

Even if you're not into Thai or Portuguese history, this is a beautiful place to visit. It's a catholic church, so the decorations are plenty and rich. There's a nice garden with a lotus pond and statues outside next to the water, plus a cemetery...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank cinbkk
Reviewed May 6, 2016

Amazing that this church survived the old time war and had been restored nicely. Love the yellow colour of the building and the architecture of it.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank KwinAun
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 20 nearby hotels
Sala Ayutthaya
471 reviews
.94 km away
River View Place Hotel
58 reviews
3.20 km away
Woraburi Ayothaya Convention Resort
124 reviews
3.64 km away
Ayothaya Hotel
202 reviews
3.74 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 218 nearby restaurants
Sala Ayutthaya Eatery And Bar
248 reviews
.87 km away
Blue River Ayutthaya
47 reviews
1.01 km away
Wiwa House
10 reviews
.70 km away
Baan Watcha Rachai
14 reviews
1.60 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 85 nearby attractions
Wat Chaiwatthanaram
1,041 reviews
1.06 km away
Wat Phutthaisawan Temple
95 reviews
.92 km away
Ayutthaya Tourism Centre
96 reviews
1.54 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from St. Joseph's Church staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines