"The White Temple and Monastery" Wat Benchamabophit - Marble Temple Tip by thedouglas

  Contrasting white and the embellishments
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  • Contrasting white and the embellishments - Bangkok
      Contrasting white and the embellishments
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  • Dozens of different style and posed Buddha images - Bangkok
      Dozens of different style and posed Buddha images
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  • Home for a monk - Bangkok
      Home for a monk
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  • Washing day......... - Bangkok
      Washing day.........
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  • School for the monks - Bangkok
      School for the monks
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The white marble temple is a bit different to most of the others in Bangkok - and there are more than 50 Buddha images here, if you are interested in style and poses. We particularly enjoyed the freedom of being able to walk around the monastery, although we felt like intruders, and tried to be as discrete as possible - AS IF! Gawking, photographing and all the while, trying to observe etiquette and not look at the monks directly etc. We saw many young children who were already in training as monks here, and the school was relatively accessible.

Address: Si Ayutthaya Road, Bangkok
Directions: Near Chitralada Palace
Phone: +66 2281 2501
Website: http://www.dhammathai.org/watthai/bangkok/watben.php

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 11, 2006
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