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 beautiful temple beautiful Very valuable architecture has come to a close. After seeing the rear 5 baht coins. If you like these photos, images that have multiple points of shooting places stored in!!
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  • This really impressive site needs quite a bit of time to walk around it. Really well looked after and a 2000 Baht fine for littering. All sites visited were clean with no rubbish to be seen. Make sure...  more »
  • The peculiarity of the statue is to be in carrara marble, was built in the late 1800s. Looks less impressive than other Buddha statues, but always worth a visit
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  • historic marble temple on large grounds. it is popular with tour groups so often very crowded with tourists who can really spoil the experience by being offensively loud and not respecting where they are
  • Nice place To visit in bangkok old city with astonishing view of the massive giant sleeping Buddha and golden Buddha sculpture for more than 200 years
  • 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.
  • The combination of white and gold is beautiful. A must visit temple when you are in Bangkok.
  • Fantastic quiet place for relax. Less tourists.

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