Wat Benchamabophit (Marble Temple) (Bangkok-Thailand)
Wat Benchamabophit or Marble Temple is a beautiful temple built almost entirely of white Italian Carrara marble. It’s simple, but unique in style. The marble is decorated with gold and You can see more than 50 Buddhist images within the temple. It was built in 1899 by the orders of Prince Narai, the half-brother of King Rama V. Nowadays, it is a well-known educational center for Buddhist monks who want to improve their knowledge. The most famous student of this institution is certainly the present monarch His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej – Rama IX. Although this temple has no chedi or some other characteristic Buddhist features, we certainly recommend that You visit it. You can also notice, among the others, the European influence in the temple architecture.
Category: Things to do in Bangkok, Temple- church- mosque, Things to do in Thailand,
If You visit this temple, the Rabbit recommends You to visit other popular attractions which are in the range of 1 km:
Abhisek Dusit Throne Hall, GPS: 13.773453, 100.513147 (13°46’24.4″N, 100°30’47.3″E),
Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall, : GPS 13.771567, 100.513179 (13°46’17.6″N, 100°30’47.4″E)
Vimanmek Palace, GPS: 13.774042, 100.512463 (13°46’26.6″N, 100°30’44.9″E)
Dusit Zoo, GPS: 13.774160, 100.515262 (13°46’27.0″N 100°30’54.9″E)
It will take You one day to visit all of the above mentioned attractions.
Dusit, Bangkok 10300, Thailand
13.766509, 100.514175 (13°45’59.4″N, 100°30’51.0″E)
0066 (0)2 281 3487
GPS Coordinates: 13.766509, 100.514175 (13°45’59.4″N, 100°30’51.0″E)
Benchamabophit Temple is located 4 km from the center of the city and Sky Train’s station ‘‘Siam“ (Siam Paragon Shopping Center). It is around 3 km from the most popular tourist street, Khao San Road. The closest SkyTrain station is ”Phaya Thai“, which is 2,5 km away. The closest underground station is ”Hua Lamphong”, around 3,5 km away.
Address: Dusit, Bangkok 10300, Thailand
If you are driving with a car, show this translation to the taxi driver:
ช่วยพาไปส่งที่สวนน้ำพัทยา ปาร์ค ที่ตรงหาดจอมเทียนด้วยครับ/ค่ะ
You must also show to the taxi driver that he must turn on the taximeter:
Please, can you tell me how to find this sight:
ช่วยบอกทางไปสวนน้ำพัทยา ปาร์ค ที่ตรงหาดจอมเทียนด้วยครับ/ค่ะ
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