Wat Benchamabophit (Marble Temple) - Bangkok, Thailand
Towards later part of the evening after visiting Wat Traimit and Wat Pho, we arrived at Wat Benchamabophit temple, also known as Marble Temple. Time allocated here was about 30 minutes to see the temple, including the compound, Marble temple a truly remarkable temple was built by King Rama V in 1899 - the most modern and one of the most beautiful of Bangkok’s royal wats for the use of white marble from Italy and European designs combined with traditional Thai religious
architecture. Equally stunning is the roof - adorned with thousands of pieces of coloured
glass, pottery and the intricate structures gilded in glaring gold to
contrast the crystal white walls. The main bot contains a golden
Buddha statue against an illuminated blue backdrop and the ashes of King Rama V is
buried under the statue. In the courtyard there are various Buddha statues representing various Buddhist countries and regions, each statue carries a
plate explaining the significance of the poses.
And so, the end of the 1/2 day tour to Bangkok, on the way back I was dropped of in front of Siam Discovery Centre.