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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.
A beautiful interior.
An example of the stained-glass windows at this magnificent wat.The 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.