Wat Benchamabophit Dusitwanaram, Bangkok

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Admire the white marble walls and columns, high decorative gables, and red-stepped roofs of Wat Benchamabophit Dusitwanaram, a Buddhist temple representative of Bankok's ornate style and renowned for its beauty. Experience monks praying and chanting, wander through a cloister lined with 52 images of Buddha, and enjoy some quite reflection in the tranquil gardens, through which a small canal runs. Built in 1899 at the request of King Chulalongkorn, the name translates as "the temple of the fifth King" located nearby Dusit Palace. Plan a trip to Bangkok easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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  • Very beautiful temple and peaceful. This is one of my favorites. The most stunning point of the temple is the white marble and the golden windows. 
    Very beautiful temple and peaceful. This is one of my favorites. The most stunning point of the temple is the white marble and the golden windows.  more »
  • Very beautiful temple located on a peaceful area, surrounded by small canal, the temple is beautifully designed, entry fee 50 for foreign tourist, temple open at 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM, its major tourist.....  more
    Very beautiful temple located on a peaceful area, surrounded by small canal, the temple is beautifully designed, entry fee 50 for foreign tourist, temple open at 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM, its major tourist.....  more »
  • Nice small temple a little out of the center. It is not a must do when in Bangkok but I had time and it was near my accomodation. Entrance fee is 50 baht. Nice little river with fountains. 
    Nice small temple a little out of the center. It is not a must do when in Bangkok but I had time and it was near my accomodation. Entrance fee is 50 baht. Nice little river with fountains.  more »
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  • A beautiful marble temple located in the heart of Bangkok! Said to be built even before King Rama V but mainly developed during his reign. The iconic and must-never-miss view is the front temple view, which is also used in 5-baht-coin. There is an area inside the temple that use marble to make floor. So it is beautiful with white and clean feeling. It is easy to get here by bus, taxi or even drive here. There are around 20 parking lots free of charge.
  • If you happen to be in Bangkok then visiting this temple is must. It's not about religion but about place to cherish for life. We were there on a sunny day and the view was just mind-blowing. I would definitely recommend it to be part of your city tour. Place has a different charm and you feel calm with the entire surrounding. Enjoy your visit....
  • A good place, probably like any other temple in the city. On a weekday, there were almost no people here. The entrance ticket cost 100 baht. On the territory of the temple, you can take a short walk and take a drink of coffee or a fruit smoothie. Most of all, I would like the decoration of the roof of the temple, as well as the hall with Buddha statues in different styles - from different countries and different eras.
  • Nice, quiet, less visited Wat near the royal residence. I really enjoyed the replica Buddha's with explanations (in English and Thai) regarding where and when they were from. Incredible detail and artistry can be found at this complex.
  • The most elegant temple in Bangkok! After the lockdown, this is the perfect time to revisit this temple, Wat Benchamabophit better known by the farangs as Marble Temple. I visited it this morning and was alone apart from monks chanting prayers! What an experience! This is one of the top temples to visit in Bangkok. Nice architecture

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