The Marble Temple - Wat Benchamabophit

Wat Benchamabophit Dusitvanaram - also known as the Marble Temple. This wat is located in the Dusit district of Bangkok.

Construction of the temple began in 1899 at the request of the King (Rama V) and is built of Italian marble. Massive marble pillars frame the front entrance to the ordination hall while two large singhas (mystical lions) guard the entrance. European details such as stained-glass windows add an interesting touch to this wat.Upload from December 16, 2011

Upload from December 16, 2011A beautiful interior.Upload from December 16, 2011

Upload from December 16, 2011An example of the stained-glass windows at this magnificent wat.Upload from December 16, 2011The cloister around the assembly hall houses a superb collection of 53 images of Buddha representing styles from all over Asia and other Buddhist countries  – a sampling of the details here.Upload from December 16, 2011

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Welcome to my travel photo blog. Photography has been a part of my life for a long time – back in the day the Pentax Super Program was always near at hand. But it wasn’t until I started travelling around the world that photography became a vehicle for me to show others about the absolutely amazing and complex world we live in. My hope is to share with you glimpses of what I’ve seen. Enjoy!

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