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Wat Benchamabophit (The Marble Temple), Bangkok

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Admire the white marble walls and columns, high decorative gables, and red-stepped roofs of Wat Benchamabophit (The Marble Temple), 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. Arrange to visit Wat Benchamabophit (The Marble Temple) and other attractions in Bangkok using our Bangkok trip builder.
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  • We were recommended this temple by quite a few people and that's why we visited it and I am glad we did. It is a really beautiful temple with the really traditional Thai architecture that you also get...  more »
  • Look closer at the building and question the style, materials and placement used. This is an interesting blend of East and West.  more »
  • We spent a lovely day wondering around temples and ended up visiting this lovely marble one, and had such a great time. A real escape from the city chaos,the traffic and the noise.  more »
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  • Also known as marble temple, the most modern and one of most beautiful of Bangkok's royal wats. The use of white marble from Italy and European designs combined with traditional Thai religious architecture. Must take a look at the roof, the must see is also the golden Buddha. Well maintained compound as well.
  • nice temple. walk around is worth the 20 baht. Able to buy water and ice cream from vendors inside facilities.
  • Beautiful temple. I saw a group of monks here and it was good. The entry was 30 Bhat a few months back, and the marble structure is worth a visit.
  • Temple with a nice roof, marble, statues of Buddha from different periods in the corridor, and some stained glass windows in the main temple. Good place for school children to practice their painting skills.
  • Anyone who loves ancient architecture and intricacy in design should deffinetly visit this place. The entire temple is created from white marble which was exported from italy back during the import trades in thailand. It is by far one of the most beautifull temples i ahve visited and would advice everyone to visit this place once. Fact : The 5 baht coin has the picture of this temple imprinted in it :)