Less than 1% of Thailand’s population are Christian, so it may surprise some tourists when they see churches in Thailand. In a country where visitors are more accustomed to seeing Buddhist temples, the sight of a church stands out.
St. Anna’s Church Nong Saen in the small town of Nakhon Phanom in north-east Thailand was built in 1926. With a view looking out on the Mekong River across to the mountains of Laos, the waterfront setting is particularly striking. The church is famous locally for its Christmas Eve celebrations with Christians from the area travelling to the church to place home-made stars inside and local children perform a Nativity play.
St. Anna’s Church Nong Saen is located in the town of Nakhon Phanom on Sunthon Wichit Road approximately 2km north of the central clock-tower.