Wat Benchamabophit, The Marble Temple in Bangkok

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Wat Benchamabophit Dusitvanaram (วัดเบญจมบพิตรดุสิตวนาราม), also known as the marble temple, is a Buddhist temple situated in the Dusit district of Bangkok, Thailand. Designed by Prince Naris, it is one of Bangkok’s most beautiful temples and one of the most popular tourist attractions.

Wat Benchamabophit was built in 1899 by King Rama V and houses the Buddha image Phra Buddha Chinnarat, considered one of the most beautiful images in Thailand. The so-called Marble Temple is located on Sri Ayuttaya Rd, near the King’s official residence at Chitralada Palace. The marble temple got its name from the Carrara marble used in its construction, especially for the marble pillars.

The temple opens every day from 8 am to 5 pm.

Photos by russavia, Sry85, Cinnabuster and Aimaimyi.

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