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. Plan a trip to Bangkok easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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  • A little away from places frequented by tourists. But teuk teuk driver gave me the surprise... and I have not regretted!
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  • Wat Benchamabophit, or Wat Ben, is known as the marble tmeplo. He's not on the list of the famosões of Bangkok but was in my Find and cute hahahaha one evening, we were able to take nice pictures without a lot of people around. Its facade is quite large and impressive and to be able to fit it in a photo. The inner courtyard of the temple is the most beautiful and need to take the shoes to enter. There's no dress-code and admission is free! :)
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  • Temple to visit at the North Thailand here meet the novice monks who enter and leave the temple and are confronted with tourists beautiful
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  • Excellent place to visit. Peace full place to be and many types of Buddha you can see. The small bells sounds around the atrium feels some positive energy. The place is very well maintained. Made of full Italian marble. Never ever miss this place....
  • It's very nice temple with attractive structure built by marble which brought from Italy. It's good time to visit before 8am in the morning and between 4 to 5pm in the evening. There is no special parking lot for two wheelers. There is parking space for 4 wheelers in front of the temple at entrance. Two wheelers can be parked nearby to this parking space.
  • A beautiful temple. The uniqueness of this temple is the presence of marble. Most of the temple is built with marble brought from Italy by King Rama the 5th. Apparently the king was mesmerised by the elegance of marble when he visited Italy, and so he imported marble for the sole purpose of building this temple and the parliament house in Thailand. It was a scorching hot day when I visited this temple but the ground was cooling to my feet when I removed my shoes to enter the sanctuary. This temple also houses a variety of Buddha statues from 7 countries - Japan, Cambodia, Vietnam, India, Pakistan, China and various parts of Thailand itself. The statues are all unique by its own and represents Buddha as seen through the people of these countries. It's a must if u are visiting Bangkok 😊
  • Beautiful place! Entrance fee of 50 baht is totally worthy. Please note that you need to take off your shoes and need to be properly dressed (shoulder and legs covered). They have free WiFi inside the temple.
  • Connect with your Tour guide to ensure you have a morning schedule to cover this beautiful Temple. It can get crowded aft 11 PM however it is a must visit when you are in Bangkok. This temple doesn't let people who are in shorts/skirts ( men and women ) make sure to wear a trouser and avoid wearing shorts here. Parking space is quite congested better to take the SIC services offered by your tour guide.
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