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“Beautiful upkept temple.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Wat Benchamabophit (The Marble Temple)

Wat Benchamabophit (The Marble Temple)
69 Nakornpathom Rd | Dusit, Bangkok 10300, Thailand
+66 2281 2501
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Ranked #17 of 218 Attractions in Bangkok
4.5 of 5 stars 332 Reviews
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: 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.
Mulhouse, France
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“Beautiful upkept temple.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

This is a very quiet temple, away from the hundreds of tourists from other places around old Bangkok. It is very beautiful with nice lawns around white marble temples.

Visited February 2013
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Manila, Philippines
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“Worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Be sure to drop by at this temple coz it's not usually included in tourist's itinerary though it was in ours (I think there is an entrance fee for this about 20 THB). It was so nice seeing amazing and detailed architectures as well as there's a different halls and pavilions to visit inside. The place is not crowded with tourists.

When we visited this temple, there is an ongoing religious ceremony, however I noticed that there were also tourists inside. Should try visiting the temples, don't forget the dress codes.

Visited January 2013
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San Francisco, California
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“Not on the usual itinerary”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Be sure to see this temple. Most tourists miss it, and the archetecture is terrific. Requires a taxi ride. Pay attention to the outside mainly, but the interior is also very interesting.

Visited November 2012
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Beijing, China
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“Relatively Few Tourists”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

After visiting the Grand Palace and Wat Pho the day before this wonderful temple seemed relatively deserted. This allowed us to wander round at our own pace and enjoy the temple and grounds in peace. The temple buildings are beautiful and a joy to experience.

We had originally planned to visit Vimanmek Mansion and the two Throne Hall attractions in the Dusit area, but found that they are closed on Mondays and so changed our plans to visit the Marble Temple. It turned out to be a very good choice.

Visited February 2013
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Val d'Isere, France
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“Different”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

If you're not templed out, this one temple is very different to the others, worth a visit to my point of view.

Visited March 2012
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