Bangkok Wat Benchamabophit ( The Marble Temple)
This beautiful royal temple of white Carrara marble is well-known to the foreigners as "Marble Temple". This royal temple was built at the turn of the century under the reign of King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) in 1899.
The main bot (chapel) is a prime example of modern Thai architecture. It employs European style such as stained glass windows. The interior of the main building is magnificently decorated with cross beams of lacquer and gold. The courtyard behind the Bot exhibits 53 Buddha images (33 originals and 20 copies), representing famous images and styles from all over Asia, Thailand and other Buddhist countries.
The temple attracts a large numbers of visitors every year. Entrance fee is 20Baht. The temple is open daily from 8am to 3:30pm. Modest attire is essential.