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Wat Benchamabophit Thailand - Indisputably the Most Beautiful Temple in Bangkok

July 1, 2014

Wat Benchamabophit

Wat Benchamabophit | Image Resource : mountainsoftravelphotos.com

Made out of an innate style, including high gables and elaborate architectural prowess, Wat Benchamabophit Thailand is a place beyond comparison. The trip yesterday to the Krabi Island had been one that was extremely memorable and now when I was back in Bangkok, I did not seem to have enough of the Buddhist Temples. This day had been reserved for this beautiful temple which had been built in the year 1899. It had been designed by Prince Naris and was made at the behest of King Chulalongkorn. Made out of Italian marble,the temple structure is imposing with two lions present majestically guarding its entrance.

Inside the temple premise, the Sukhothai kind Buddha statue is called Phra Buddhajinaraja. It is said that the deity is a copy of the Buddha figure present as Wat Mahathat situated in Phitsanulok. Beneath the main statue is buried the ashes of the king and chief deity could be seen surrounded by various Buddha figurines; actually 52 of them depicting the various mudras of the Lord. Interestingly, the image of the temple outer façade is inscribed in the reverse of the coin of Thai currency. I kept moving in slow strides to take the entire visuals of the temple and was awestruck completely by the magnum status of the place. It is said that many come to the temple in the morning to distribute alms to the monks here and this is a ritual which has been with the temple for many years now.

Marble Temple Thailand

Marble Temple Thailand | Image Reaource : travelingted.com

Also, the Wat Benchamabophit Thailand offers visitors a look at the ancient relics in the Benchamabophit National Museum. Frequented in huge numbers by devotees in the sacred months of February and may in the Magha Puja and Vishaka Puja, the temple has even been considered for being a UNESCO Heritage site. To understand the history of Thailand, I had the Bangkok National Museum next in my mind and I took my leave from the temple premise to depart for the museum. The presence of Buddhism in this land inflicts a profound influence even on the people who visit the country and it most definitely included me.

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