Chao Phraya River route With the old town that has a long and interesting history In the Chinese Gudi community Old community in Thonburi area Full of memorable past stories And beautiful places It is also the birthplace of Kudichin community. In Thailand as well
Kudichin community is an old community of Thai people of Portuguese descent. Located on the Chao Phraya River on the Thonburi side Historical traces of this community Shows many ways of life and interesting stories Especially the relationship under the differences of race, religion and culture in a community consisting of Chinese, Indian and European who have been harmonious for over 200 years
Places of interest nearby
” Chinese Kud House Museum “, a place to learn about the story of the Thai people of Portuguese descent (Baan Kudichin Museum)
• Since beginning to settle in the area along the Chao Phraya River Until becoming one of Bangkok’s most diverse ethnic, religious and cultural neighborhoods.
• The museum tells both culture. Traditions, traditions, language and food.
• Divided into 3 zones. The ground floor is a coffee shop, perfect for relaxing and tired. The second floor shows the history exhibition.
• The third floor is a room to simulate the atmosphere of the Kudichin community in the past. And the top floor is the roof deck that can see the atmosphere around the Kudichin community.
” Baan Kudichin Museum “established in the year 2560 by Mr. Chatchai and Navini Thailand (Dardarananda) and to provide a place to gather the Portuguese community. From the Ayutthaya period, Thonburi to the present, and to be a learning center for the youth in the Chinese Gudi community and those interested in wanting to know the history The roots of religion, culture, language, including the food of the Portuguese in Siam.
” Guava Chinese dessert ” is considered an ancient dessert that still adheres to the recipe of the traditional Portuguese. Who had settled in the community since the reign of King Taksin the Great Chinese Gudi dessert is a mixture of Chinese and Western The pastry is the original of Portugal. While the face of Chinese dessert That consists of welding hatch Which the Chinese believe that if eaten will make you stay calm
Chinese Gudi dessert looks like an egg dessert There are methods of making it quite simple. By beginning to whip the eggs and sugar until fluffy Then mixed with wheat flour Will drop into the mold Then into the ancient oven Makes the pastry to be crispy on the outside, soft inside And has a unique fragrance as well If you visit this community Should stop by to taste or buy Chinese guava snacks on hand to take home as well There are 3 famous shops which are Pa Pao Snacks. Mae Lek Shop
” Santa Cruz Temple ” is an important religious site that lies alongside the ancient Chinese Gudi community on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. The temple’s location is near the former royal palace in Thonburi period. King Taksin the Great gave the land to the Portuguese who participated in the war against Burma to win. The Portuguese monks then began construction of the first wooden temple building, completed in 1770. Subsequently, a large fire broke out in the community in 1833, causing all temple buildings to be damaged. Therefore have to construct a new one using bricks And rebuilt again in the year 1916, which is the temple building that is currently seen
” Kien An Keng Shrine” This shrine There are architecture and interiors that combine the use of arched tiles and authentic Chinese roofing methods. There are still traces of the beautiful stucco art. Importantly, even though it was known as a Chinese shrine But the Kien Aneng Shrine is still old Without painting, decoration and bold And has a peaceful, shady atmosphere Rare in the city In addition, Kien Aneng Shrine Also received an award for outstanding architecture conservation Type of sanctuary and temples in the year 2008.
Open for viewing Tuesday-Sunday from 09.30-18.00 hrs. (Closed on Monday)
Location : 271 Soi Wat Kalaya, Wat Kalaya, Thon Buri, Bangkok 10600 Tel. 081-772-5184
Coordinate map : https://goo.gl/maps/zbMhsvGd2Kgj8wVdA