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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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  • Beautiful architecture with its red brick roofs and its ornaments in gold. The temple houses a Buddha sitting in its main building. Visit to do if passing in the Dusit district
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  • Beautifully quiet, come here very few visitors. negative only visitors: of course there are also many visitors, the 'Selfies' produce. Dear visitors, imagine someone arises before a Roman Catholic altar or on the place of the Imama in a mosque in pose and makes a Selfie. Would you feel that no disrespect? I think it's in Buddhist and other religious temples accurate irreverently, such as to keep the shoes on. I have seen it very often! People, you really are not the center of the cosmos in this religious sites, do it outside.
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  • We accidentally came to this temple on a very interesting tuk-tuk city tour that we happened upon, also accidentally. Don't let anyone talk you into a tuk-tuk tour unless you want an adventure and a f...  more »
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  • Not the most crowded of places in Bangkok, and indeed it is beautiful. Less visited than Wat Pho or Wat Arun, Wat Benchamabophit's charm comes from the architecture, tranquility, the fact it is build entirely from marble, and its sacredness that can be felt once you step into the compound. Must visit!
  • Beautiful marble temple. The marble came from Italy and was a left over from the contruction of Anantra Samakhom Throne Hall. Less crowded here so you have time to appreciate it beauty. The temple also house a very nice antique museum from Rama V time (bldg on the left next to drum pavilion) but museum only open in new year period.
  • this marble temple is truly awe inspiring. It is not uncommon to see tourist monks hanging out with each other and taking pictures in the temples. The \courtyard is also lined with dozens of variations of the buddha;s statues. You should definitely make an effort to go there.
  • A B-class temple in Bangkok, but that does not mean it is not worth visiting. The less glory as a sightseeing place comes with peace for the visitors. Like with a lot of churches in Rome, this temple would be the highlight in most other cities. So after running through the "A-class" come here and take your time.
  • Temple is made of marble and its pretty nice, really worth visiting. Nice architecture and multiple statues of sitting Buddha. If you're not an architecture buff, you don't bear to see.