Holy Rosary Church
Holy Rosary Church is also known as Kalawar Church. The word rosary means “crown of roses”. It was originally built in 1786 by the Portuguese after they fled the fall of Ayutthaya. The church was originally a wooden structure built on land donated by King Rama I. It later burned down and was rebuilt. In 1891 during the reign of King Rama V, it was rebuilt a second time in a neo-gothic architectural style. The temple is located on the ground between two schools through which you have to pass to get to the church. The churches distinctive gothic spire is one of the riverside landmarks of the Chao Phraya River.