Now we are going to Wat Benchamabophit. Also known as the Marble Temple.
Designed in 1899, the Marble Temple uses traditional Thai symmetry with European and Chinese design influences. Inside the Buddha is displayed with a beautiful illuminated blue background.
Again the workmanship is extraordinary. We noticed that Buddha seems to have very long fingers.
The ashes of King Chulalongkorn are buried beneath the statue. This is not a single temple, but an entire complex.
We wandered around the temple and entered various buildings. We were especially captivated by the singhas, or guards, these marble lions.
Several people stop at various shrines.
This Buddha was a little different.
The sign explains that this Buddha is Burmese style.
All doors and windows are very ornate.
So much work and so much beauty in all the temples. Walking over this bridge can lead us to or away from the Marble Temple complex.
Between the Marble Temple and our bus, we did enjoy seeing this sculpture.
We are not sure if it has special significance, but we liked it. The Marble Temple is constructed from carrara marble imported from Italy. We hope you will visit some of Thailand’s Buddhist temples. They are extremely ornate, beautiful and very peaceful. We are glad we visited some of them.