Kudi Jin (Santa Cruz Church)

Type: Architecture, Historic Sites

Map / Directions 10Best Says

The Santa Cruz Church was built in 1769, and given the local nickname of Kudi Jin, which means "The Chinese Church," which is what the local community is also called. This was Bangkok's first...  Read More


  • Historic Sites: "The best way to get here is to take the Chao Phraya River ferry to the Yodpiman Riverwalk pier, and then walk up river through the Yodpiman complex a few minutes to the Pak Khlong Talat pier, where you can catch a cross river ferry to the Kalayanamitr Pier across the way. Santa Cruz church is visible from everywhere on this route, so you'll have no trouble finding it."
  • Best for Historic Sites Because: For a unique slice of Bangkok history, head to Kudi Jin and the old Portuguese community.

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