The Marble Temple, or Wat Benchamabophit is considered to be one of Bangkok’s most beautiful and most modern temples. The Wat is noteworthy for its features incorporating European-inspired designs. The temple derives its name from the shimmering white Italian Carrara marble from which it is created.
The visitor will also see a majestic Bodhi tree, brought from Bodhgaya in India. This tree is considered to be a direct descendant of the tree under which Siddharta Gautama achieved Enlightenment and became the Buddha.