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“Happy Buddha”

Wat Benchamabophit (The Marble Temple)
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$27.00*
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Bangkok City and Temples Tour
Ranked #21 of 588 things to do in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed January 4, 2013

This Wat is well worth a visit. It doesn't get all the crowds and the quiet makes the visit very serene. The Buddha is quite a happy looking chap and makes you smile. Its very tastefully decorated, can be a bit of a trek depending where your hotel is, but come by tuk-tuk and it will only cost a few pence.

Date of experience: November 2012
Thank maryC27
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

Very serene, impressive statue and none of the crowds of the other major temples. Bit out of the way but taxis are relatively cheap in Bangkok so this one is was good experience for us.

Date of experience: December 2012
Thank DrkRoast
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

This was a bit of a trek for us fro our hotel in Silom, however, this was really nice temple. It had a different vibe than the wots near grand palace. I really liked the Buddha inside, very peaceful.

Date of experience: December 2012
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Reviewed December 27, 2012

This is a very beautiful temple, a small entry charge is payable, which isn't over priced the the Grand Palace. It is much quieter than those on the tourist trail, and was one of my favourite temples in Bangkok.

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Reviewed December 23, 2012

I like this temple more than the other bigger and more famous ones. This is a quieter place but very elegantly decorated with the color window painting a flavor of church.

Date of experience: December 2012
Thank lazybird_10
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