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Wat Benchamabophit (The Marble Temple)

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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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69 Nakornpathom Rd | Dusit, Bangkok 10300, Thailand
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Reviewed yesterday

Not only can you see a really wonderful temple made of marble here that includes a stunning Buddha with a brilliant blue background and great architecture, but the grounds can be explored as well. The temple itself is a hot spot for bus tours and...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank ViktorTrue
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very unique temple being the only one in Thailand that is made of marble. The golden Buddha inside is beautiful and gleems in the natural light.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank TheBugGuy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This temple typifies Bangkok's ornate style of high gables, stepped-out roofs and elaborate finials. Made out of marble, it is full of Buddhas and beautifully carved statues. As a result, it is one of the prettiest temples in Bangkok.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Al H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Another one of the excellent temples, this time in marble. I would recommend going opposite direction as the crowds. Many tour groups going in the same direction.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 15 October 2018

My tour was running late so we didn't have enough time to linger here. A diverse selection of buddha sculpture styles ring the inner temple, which has beautiful lighting. Furnished with Italian marble, including inlaid floors, built by King Rama V.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dan M
Reviewed 15 October 2018

One of the main temples in the city is built with marble from Italy and the result is extraordinary.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank javiercard2017
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

The Marble Temple is quite different from most of the other temples. It’s not adorned with sparkling glass, for example. What you get instead is a temple that has a quiet elegance. It’s grand, but it doesn’t boast. It’s ornate, but in a subtle way....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank saberus
Reviewed 3 October 2018

This is one of the "Kings' Temple" and is decorated with marble left from buildng one of the palace. It's serene and the architecture is divine. A must-see attraction in old town.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Kanvimol S
Reviewed 20 September 2018

Beautifully ornate. Enjoyed seeing the beautiful Italian marble and learning about the different poses of Buddha and seeing the 52 images of Buddha. We got so much more out of it because we took a tour with a proper guide who knew the history and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Barbie F
Reviewed 20 September 2018

If you like marble - and Italian marble at that - then this is the temple for you! One of the prettiest temples and the place is very beautiful, relaxing and peaceful.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from Miles P | Reviewed this property |
It would be best if you navigate yourself on the three tours in different days for you to enjoy and appreciate the beauty, more than when you have the tour guide/s as you have a time limit to stay in a certain place. Enjoy... More
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1. YES 2. 9 am to 5 pm 3. nil 4. Taxi
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Response from Roberta Y | Reviewed this property |
Daily, 8 to 6. Only 20 bht, I think, much less than Wat Po or the Palace. My hotel was off Sukhumvit, Phrom Phang was my nearest SkyTrain, no need to transfer. Phaya Thai is nearest SkyTrain station to Wat Po, then take... More
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