Wat Benchamabophit (The Marble Temple), Bangkok

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#8 of 48 in Historic Sites in Bangkok
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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  • August 15, 2017
    It is a beautiful temple, but neither is spectacular. We went because it was included in the excursion of What Pro
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  • August 14, 2017
    It is a curious Temple, is complete made of marble which gives great beauty. Unlike most, is in very good condition and very clean. However it does not stop being one temple more. If you have time, I recommend that you go and you take a look, you will be delighted to secure. If you go with the time right there are things, in my opinion, more interesting to do.
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  • August 10, 2017
    This is one of the lesser know temples, but definitely worth a visit! It isn't very big, but still looks beautiful and monumental due to the marble and impressive architecture. The entrance fee can be...  more »
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  • June 2, 2017
    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.
  • July 31, 2017
    I've been there early in the morning and I was almost alone until 9.00 a.m, it's the most beautiful tempel I've seen in Bangkok, very peaceful place where you can see the monks walking around.
  • May 20, 2017
    nice temple. walk around is worth the 20 baht. Able to buy water and ice cream from vendors inside facilities.
  • March 15, 2017
    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.
  • March 31, 2017
    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.

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