The Marble Temple, Bangkok (Wat Benchamabophit)

Wat Benchamabophit - The Marble Temple

red, white, and gold Thai temple

The Marble Temple

One of Bangkok's most beautiful and famous temples, the Marble Temple, even features on the back of the five baht coin! Wat Benchamabophit is a quintessential example of Bangkok-style royal temple architecture and one of the most iconic Thai temples. Even if you only have a short stop in Bangkok, it's definitely worth planning to visit the beautiful Marble Temple.

Bangkok's Marble Temple

the Marble Temple in Bangkok, Thailand

the Marble Temple Bangkok

Built in Dusit, Bangkok's palace district, the marble Temple was constructed in 1899 by orders of King Chulalongkorn after his tour through Europe. The temple is designed in an ornate Thai-European architectural style, built out of Italian marble and decorated with elaborate stained glass windows.

a unique example of a Buddhist stained glass window at the Marble Temple

Another feature of the temple complex are the gardens and canals which run through them. Visitors can buy food to feed the fish that live in the canal.

statue of a monk by a fish pond on the grounds of the Marble Temple in Bangkok, Thailand

Entrance to the Marble Temple costs 50 baht.