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“Beautiful, peaceful and serene”

Wat Benchamabophit (The Marble Temple)
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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.
Brisbane, Australia
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“Beautiful, peaceful and serene”
Reviewed May 18, 2013 via mobile

The day I visited I vitally had the place to myself. The architecture was truly beautiful, both inside and out. The topiary was also very beautiful and someone obviously spends a out of time doing it. Inside I had time to reflect and the whole time I spent there was a very spiritual experience.

Visited March 2013
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“Marble temple”
Reviewed May 15, 2013

Marble from Italy was used for the first time during making of this temple. The complex itself is huge with lots of Buddha statues in various poses. Most of the Wat or temples in Bangkok are similiar in nature but however they posses some unique features like this marble temple. Also there are almost 8 different types of Pagodas which are unique in itself at these temples. Some pagodas are specific to china, some to thailand etc countries which have been influenced by Buddhism

Visited May 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Visited during Makha Bucha.”
Reviewed May 10, 2013

I visited the Marble Temple on Makha Bucha day. Makha Bucha is one of the most important Buddhist celebrations and it falls on the full moon day of the third month of the lunar calendar, in my case on February 25th (google it as it changes year by year). I reached the Temple around 2pm and took a thorough tour admiring the architecture and the garden edged by a moth connected by interesting cast iron bridges. The place was getting crowded by the minute. Hundreds of believers were walking around the main building holding lotus flowers and candles. Oh, and the full moon obviously. I stayed until dark and took beautiful pictures while enjoying my visit to the Temple and the ceremony.

Visited February 2013
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Dallas, Texas
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“A Spiritual experience, wonderful architecture”
Reviewed April 27, 2013

Wat Benchamabophit/The Marble Temple is a must visit for all - especially in the early hours when the monks are offered food, which seems to be a ritual. One could also join the prayers in the morning- doesn't matter where you are from, it is a very spiritual experience to be had in your trip to Bangkok.

Visited November 2012
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“Startlingly bright and white!”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

The Marble temple is an eye catching temple that is very photogenic. It is best visited prior to noon as it seems to get busy later in the day. Plenty of opportunities for shaded rest although the inside of the Temple does not have anything special to offer. Nice areas in the gardens with carp filled water pools.

Visited April 2013
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