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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
+66 2 281 2501
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All reviews italian marble white marble ordination hall imported from italy king rama v buddha images throne hall dusit palace nice architecture vimanmek mansion peaceful place city tour worth a visit golden buddha entrance fee take your time walk around
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Dan M
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank javiercard2017
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Kanvimol S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Barbie F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank R S
Reviewed 10 September 2018

One of the best temples and the place is very beautiful, relaxing and peaceful. You can have peace of mind here !

Thank Aamir S
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

Beautiful temple. My favourite in the whole Bangkok. Its colours are unique. A very peaceful place you seat there for hours just relaxing and enjoying the moment. Highly recommend a visit.

Thank gustavofregoni
Reviewed 22 August 2018

We visited it first thing in the morning and i should say, the whole day was blessed. a perfect place to start your day.

Thank Gaurav B
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Make sure you wear clothes that cover your body as they should for such a Holy Place. After you have seen 6 or 7 temples you start to become a bit weary of temples. All unique and yet all very much the same. This one...More

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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
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7 August 2017|
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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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Response from Wanna M | Reviewed this property |
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