BENCHAMABOPH I T TEMPL E (MARBL E TEMPL E ) Tired of all things ancient? Schedule a visit to the very much newer Marble Temple, whose 1899 construction start date makes this something of a newbie on the temple scene. This is a dazzling structure, with a three-tiered roof and an ordination hall of glowing white Italian Carara marble. The structure contains an exquisite Sukothai-style Buddha replica, the original of which is located in Wat Mahatat. Interned in the base beneath it are the ashes of King Chulalongkorn. The courtyard exhibits 52 Buddha images, while behind the cloister is a large Bodhi Tree, bought as a gift for King Rama V from Bod Gaya, the place of Buddha’s enlightenment. 22 min Distance from hotel
GOLDEN MOUNTA I N TEMPL E
Mid-November is one of the best times of the year to visit Bangkok, thanks to the night festival held at Wat Saket, the location of the Golden Mount. Located in the old town, Golden Mount is one temple you can’t miss, thanks to its gleaming gold hilltop chedi visible from far and wide. The hill, which was actually man made and planned during the reign of King Rama I, rewards visitors climbing the 318 steps to the top with glorious 360-degree views of Bangkok’s oldest district.
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