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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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This temple is well-worth a visit despite its location. We visited in the late afternoon, following a rain and the wet marble glistened in the sunset.

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San Antonio, Texas
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This temple is well-worth a visit despite its location. We visited in the late afternoon, following a rain and the wet marble glistened in the sunset.

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Groton Long Point, Connecticut
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was disappointed with what I saw. Although neat, clean, and attractive, it does not in any way compare to the other stunning Wats in Bangkok. There are so many, and part of the excitement is to discover them on your own. Use the rail train to get around. Don't pay exorbitant fees for a tour guide, or a taxi.... More 

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The temple is gorgeous, absolutely amazing architecture. Entry is free, which is a plus. You can released cat fishes for good luck into the canal.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very beautiful decor including glass windows. In a govt area. Good quality marble from Italy used for this temple. Small area but quiet.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The temple is beautiful, though it does not really stand out among dozens of other temples in Bangkok.

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Thank Georg V
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was an awesome experience for me and my family to be in this magnificent place. The different faces and personality of their buddha amazed us. Though the heat of the sun produced immense pressure and temperature, we still enjoyed the tour. It's a great bonding time for my family.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great design of the building made of marble. Didn't go in. You can go in for 200 Baht. Some sections closed

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Must see place should be in every visitor's book. Here all temples are kept very well maintained, and clean.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After you visit lots of other temples, you can come here and see how the building materials used (marble) make it feel so different. The grounds surrounding are large with beautiful green spaces. If you come in the morning before noon, you may get to see the monks eating their last meal of the day. You will probably spend somewhere... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visted this temple but the Monks were mediating and we couldn't go in to see the Marble beauty that everyone spoke about, slightly disappointed but the grounds were fantastic.

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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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