Wat Benchamabophit (The Marble Temple), Bangkok

#8 of 96 in Historic Sites in Bangkok
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · 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. Plan a trip to Bangkok easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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  • The Marble Temple is a lovely temple and has amazing surrounding grounds which are well maintained. There is a lot to appreciate if you as into architecture, history and of course religion. We went.....  more »
  • After the lockdown, this is the perfect time to revisit this temple, Wat Benchamabophit better known by the farangs as Marble Temple. I visited it this morning and was alone apart from monks chanting....  more »
  • 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.

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