Wat Benchamabophit or the Marble temple is located at the intersection of Rama V Road and Si Ayutthaya Road. This is the first temple at the Rattanakosin era, built in 1899. The Marble temple is popular for the principal chapel which is decorated with Carrara marble imported from Italy. Inside the building, you will find Phra Buddha Chinnarat Buddha image hosted at the centre of the hall, surrounded by the painting of eight magnificent pagodas in Thailand together with stained glass windows from Florence.
Outside of the building, there is a gallery surrounding the principal chapel, collecting the Buddha images in many postures from all over Thailand. Sight-seeing along the gallery allows you to see the Thai style roof with gold statues, being in harmony with the white gorgeous marble.
Wat Benchamabophit is opened every day from 8.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. Entrance fee is THB 20. A proper dress code required.
From Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit, you can reach Wat Benchamabophit by taking BTS Sky Train from Asok station to Phaya Thai station, and connect with a taxi directly to the temple which is about 2.5 kilometres away.