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Wat Benchamabophit (The Marble Temple), Bangkok

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#8 of 48 in Historic Sites in Bangkok
Religious Site Tourist Spot
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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  • Really enjoyed spending a couple of hours here. The temples and grounds are beautiful. A must see if your in Bangkok.  more »
  • If you are tired of the bustle of Bangkok but have a sombre time and still have the desire to see the sights, go here. There are no many turstov not rush crowds, no noise and Gama. Here umirotvoritelnoe tranquility, raspologajushhee to meditation and contemplation of the majestic white marble beauty enclosed in gold that Shimmers in the genial sunshine rays. Here you can take a breath, enjoy the silence and continue hiking on the beauties of the city. In addition to the snow-white Temple in the courtyard of the many statues of Buddha. If you haven't all seen it not expensive. you enjoy.
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  • Went with wife to the temple and found it to be peaceful and full of buddha culture. An area which must be visited and respected will be the praying hall that house the buddha. Worth a visit!!!  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.
  • Interesting structure made of marble, but not that much different then any other temples. 20 baht to get in. Big are to walk around tho.

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