Wat Benchamabophit is a Buddhist temple in the Dusit area of Bangkok just north of the old central part of the city and is often referred to as the “Marble Temple”. The temple is relatively new with construction starting in 1899. The main redeeming features of the temple are the external cladding of Carrera marble imported from Italy, its sweeping multi tiered roof and its cloisters at the rear which house 52 buddha statues around the marbled floor cloister yard.
Wat Benchamabophit Entrance Fee
Forigners need to pay a 20 baht entrance fee to gain access to the temple
How to Get to Wat Benchamabophit
If you are visitor to Bangkok you will unlikely be driving your own vehicle, depending on the location of your hotel or originating destination it will probably best to take a metered taxi or tuk tuk. Unfortunately there are no nearby stops of any of the Mass Rapid Transit lines (underground or BTS) which stop nearby.
Wat Benchamabophit is situated not far from the Dusit Palace complex which also includes Ananta Samakhom, the Vimanmek Royal Mansion and the Abhisek Throne Hall so it may be a good temple to include in your itinerary if you are thinking of visiting any of the above. You can easily walk between these attractions
Wat Benchamabophit Map
Travel Hub Tours which visit Wat Benchamabophit
Bangkok Temple Tour – Half Day tour visiting 4 of the most important Bangkok temples including Wat