Wat Benchamabophit Dusitwanaram, Bangkok

Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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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  • The Marble Temple is a lovely temple and has amazing surrounding grounds which are well maintained. There is a lot to appreciate if you as into architecture, history and of course religion. We went.....  more »
  • 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....  more »
  • Out of all the temples we saw this one was by far our favorite! The architecture does not disapoint. It is a medium sized temple but there is so much to see and take in, you can easily spend a couple....  more »
  • Beautiful and different from other temples, as it was made from Italian marble. Entrance fee is 50 Baht so not expensive. Be aware of the dress code and leave your shoes at the entrance. If you only have time to visit 5 temples in Bangkok, surely put this one on your list. Not as busy as some of the others, so more peaceful.
  • Very peaceful and beautiful architecture Clear and quiet place 5 baht temple
  • Nice quiet place but heavily commercialized. Personally prefer those in rural areas with more natural scene. No offense.
  • One of Bangkok’s most beautiful temples is the Wat Benchamabophit, also known as “the marble temple”. I really enjoy my day trip with this temple. Very peaceful.
  • Known to foreigners as "the Marble Temple, " Wat Benchamabophit is another great spot for photographers around the globe. The iconic ordination hall (Thai: ubosot) of this temple is great for taking a shot at sunrise. But if you couldn't make it in morning time, you may take another shot of the opposite side from the west entrance as well in the late afternoon.

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