The Assumption Cathedral is a renaissance style building found along the Chao Phraya River in Downton Bangkok. The Cathedral is home to the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Bangkok. The history of the church at the location dates back to the Early 1800's when the Catholic Church decided to erect and church to support the missionary work ongoing in Thailand. In 1909 there was a decision to replace the original Thai Style church which was completed in 1919. The Cathedral was designed by a French Architect who used imported Italian marble and Stained glass from made by artisans in France. The Cathedral was badly damaged during World War II.
On May 10, 1984 Pope John Paul visited the Cathedral, which is a commemorated with the Pope's Statue proudly displayed in the front of the Cathedral.
There are three schools associated with the Cathedral that include an Elementary School, a College and a Convent.
The Red Cross manages a snake farm in center city Bangkok only a block away from Lumpini Park. The farm is open to the public and offers a look at Thailand snakes up-close and personal in a zoo-like setting. The snake farm has snake handling shows which present some of the poisonous and non-poisonous snakes found in Thailand in both English and Thai. The show itself is informative about 6 to 8 species of snakes, offering recommendations on how to safely behave when encountering those snakes in the wild. At the end of the show the farm offers an opportunity to touch and hold an very large Burmese python, which was born and raised at the farm and very friendly.
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