Wat Benchamabophit – Marble Temple In Bangkok, Thailand

  • 2024-05-07


The Marble Temple (also known as Wat Benchamabophit) is one of the most popular and famous temples in Bangkok, Thailand.This is Thai architecture at its best, with the pointy layered rooftops and white Singha lion statues guarding the doorways.The city of Bangkok has temples everywhere you look, but I think this one stands out as one of the best in the whole country.This travel guide for Wat Benchamabophit will explain how to get there, current entrance fees, dress code, and everything else you need to know before you go!

What Is Wat Benchamapophit?

Wat Benchamabophit gets its nickname of the “Marble Temple” from the Italian marble used in the design.It’s a Buddhist temple that was built by the king of Thailand in 1899, making it over 120 years old today.This temple is actually part of a big temple complex with several buildings next to the canal, and most of them are free to walk around and look at.

Dress Code

The outer temple grounds don’t have a dress code, but if you want to enter the main temple there’s a strict dress code for both men and women.This means what you wear should cover your knees and shoulders, otherwise you’ll be denied entry. They’re serious about this.Shorts are okay as long as they go to the knees. They also have cheap sarongs you can buy to comply with the rules, which is what wifey did.

How To Get There

Wat Benchamabophit is located in the Dusit district of central Bangkok.The easiest and best way to get there is to book a day tour that includes several locations in Bangkok. Here’s a private guided tour  that includes the marble temple and two other famous temples in Bangkok.

When To Visit

There’s no ‘bad’ month to visit Bangkok, but the rainiest months are May to October, and the sunniest months are November to March.The best time of day to visit Bangkok temples is in the morning, when it’s cooler and less crowded.


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