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Wat Benchamabophit (The Marble Temple)

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Address: 69 Nakornpathom Rd | Dusit, Bangkok 10300, Thailand
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Often referred to as the “marble temple” in guidebooks, this architectural...

Often referred to as the “marble temple” in guidebooks, this architectural gem features a magnificent Buddha image, which is a copy of the highly revered Phra Buddhajinaraja, and a beautiful beamed ceiling in a dark red and gold.

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Peaceful and less crowded

Nice temple build of Italian marble and magnificent architecture all around. The place is less crowded than the other temples and you feel inner peace here. Definitely worth a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

nice temple, but its true this is like many others that look very much alike. So at a certain point you really have to choose those that interest you the most historically.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice temple build of Italian marble and magnificent architecture all around. The place is less crowded than the other temples and you feel inner peace here. Definitely worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So.. was here and as visiting a Buddha temple is, it was just that. Loved every bit spending time with dear Buddha..touched the idols and felt the peace transmitted. B glad I was here.

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Pune, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good example of thai architecht. Its marble temple and you can watch it in 1 hr.Must watch during your bangkok trip

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome Architectural design. Clean & Neat lovely temple to visit. Had restriction for wearing shorts for ladies.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 few dozen stops at wacky shopping locations to purchase tailored clothing or gems. Say no or be nice and then pretend to do something that... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time in the Marble Temple. We got there late in the afternoon and had the place all to ourselves. The sun was low, giving a beautiful golden hue to the place, and the chantings from the monks inside the temple spreaded along the yard. We recommend it, for sure! The area surrounding the temple is worth... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was the first temple we visit. Excellent architectural design. Impressive work of art. The place was quite and it was peaceful as it was located near the house of the monks. When you'll be here, you must keep quiet. And aren't allowed to get inside if not wearing a proper dress code.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wat Benchamabophit is Buddhist temple at the Dusit in district Bangkok city, also known as "Marble Temple" it is one of most beautiful Temple in Bangkok, built 1899 after request by "King Chulalongkorn" The temple was submitted to UNESCO in 2005 for consideration as a World Heritage.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Less crowded than other temples around Bangkok. Much more comfortable to walk around and see everything.

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When wandering around the Dusit Palace grounds, you'd almost forget you're still in a Southeast-Asian city. The Renaissance-style buildings and leafy gardens wouldn't be out of place in an European capital, and the serenity here is in stark contrast with the chaotic city life outside of its complex walls. Dusit is one of Bangkok's oldest districts, and while the rest of Bangkok is modernising at a rapid pace, Dusit seems to have stood the test of time. Come here to find family businesses in traditional shophouses, small-scale local markets and streets unfazed by modern city life.
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