Monday, November 19, 2012

Wat Benchamabophit (Marble Temple) - Bangkok, Thailand


After visiting Wat Traimit and Wat Pho, we arrived at Wat Benchamabophit temple, also known as Marble Temple. Built by King Rama V in 1899, Marble Temple is the most modern and is also one of the most beautiful of Bangkok’s royal wats. White marble from Italy and European designs combined with traditional Thai religious architecture. Equally stunning is the roof. Adorned with thousands of coloured glasses and glaring gold intricate structures contrasting against the crystal white walls. The main bot contains a golden Buddha 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. 



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Day 2 sightseeing came to an end, on the way back, I got down in front of Siam Discovery Centre.  

Up next - Madame Tussauds


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5 comments:

  1. Love the first pic of King Chulalongkorn with the slightly yellowish gold robe.

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  2. Your pictures look extremely beautiful. So gold and shinny =)

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  3. looking forward to you post of "Madam Tussauds"

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  4. What stunning photos my friend absolutely lovely :)
    So much culture'

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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