Wat Benchamabophit

Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful temples in Bangkok, the glistening Wat Benchamabophit (or simply The Marble Temple), is constructed of imported Italian marble and houses a breathtaking collection of Royal relics. Within the temple is a grand Ordination Hall that plays home to a Sukhothai-style Buddha statue known as Phra Buddhajinaraja that was cast in 1920 after the original located in Wat Mahathat in Phitsanulok.

The ashes of King Chulalongkorn are buried beneath the statue, making this temple a sacred place where great respect should be shown at all times. In the gallery surrounding the Ordination Hall are 52 Buddha statues, and the adjacent Benchamabophit National Museum.

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