The “Portuguese Settlement” was probably the largest western settlement in Ayutthaya, with about 3000 people.Portugal was the first nation to settle in the city, around 1500, and the village had 3 Catholic churches, among them, the church of St. Joseph.
One hundred and twenty Portuguese soldiers served as the royal guard of King Chairacha and introduced the firearms into the army of the kingdom of Siam.
This Settlement disappeared when Ayutthaya fell, in 1767.
When visiting this place you will find the ruins of St. Peter’s Church, a monument with the remains of its inhabitants and see the Church of St. Joseph.
Opening Hours: 8am to 5pm.
Entry fee: Free.
How to get there: The Portuguese warehouse is on route 3469, on the western side of the Chao Phraya River, a few kilometers from Wat Phuttaisawan.