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Beata Mundi Regina War Monument Catholic Church - Kanchanaburi, Thailand
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member horizon seeker
N 14° 01.897 E 099° 31.448
47P E 556594 N 1551286
Quick Description: A beautiful church just across from the large Kanchanaburi War Cemetery.
Location: Thailand
Date Posted: 3/20/2008 1:10:24 AM
Waymark Code: WM3DKB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 30

Long Description:
Constructed in 1955-56 as a home for an order of Carmelite Capuchin Convent and to provide someone to care for the thousands of graves in the allied soldiers' cemetery. The name Beata Mundi is to honor Our Lady Mary, Queen of the World, which is appropriate since soldiers from so many parts of the world came to this small province in WWII to fight and die. Regina, which also means queen, is to honor Mrs. Regina Welsing, wife of the Dutch Ambassador to Burma (now Myanmar) who donated $7,000 USD to start the church and spearheaded the plans. The small church was renovated in 2006 and is quite lovely despite its small size. Visitors from all over the world come here to visit the grave of a relative or to see for themselves the famous railroad built by Allied POWs under harsh Japanese control. Although a Catholic church in the Ratchaburi diocese, members of all religions are welcomed here to pray for the deceased.
Type of Church: Church

Status of Building: Actively in use for worship

Diocese: Ratchaburi

Address/Location:
River Kwai Rd.
Kanchanaburi, Thailand
71000


Date of organization: Not listed

Date of building construction: Not listed

Dominant Architectural Style: Not listed

Associated Shrines, Art, etc.: Not listed

Archdiocese: Not listed

Relvant Web Site: Not listed

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