Tree Buddhas at Wat Benchamabophit

Category: Sense of Place


Photo and caption by John Lander

Wat Benchamabophit Dusitvanaram is also known as the marble temple and one of Bangkok's most beautiful temples typifying the ornate Thai style of gables, step roofs and elaborate details. Construction of the temple began in 1899 at the request of King Chulalongkorn to be near his palace nearby. A picture of the temple's facade is on the Thai five baht coin.

Location: Bangkok, Thailand


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