History & Culture


Wat Benchamabophit


Noted for its construction in Carrana marble, Wat Benchamabophit was built during the reign of King Rama V. Its design is different from many temples in that it utilises stained glass and other aspects more common to western religious structures. The temple houses a number of bronze Buddha images and it is decorated with beams covered in gold leaf. Worth a visit if you have plenty of time, if not, probably best to concentrate on some of the main sites.

Details: The temple is open from 08:00 to 17.30 and admission is 20 Baht.

How to get there: Located on Si Ayutthaya Road, Wat Benjamabopit is tricky to get to by public transport. Possibly the fastest way to get there is Express Boat to Tewet pier and a taxi the rest of the way. If you want to go all the way by taxi the fare will be 80-90 Baht from central Bangkok depending on traffic.

The following buses will get you there:

Bus number: 70, 72.
Air-conditioned bus number: 3, 70, 72

Contact:
Tel: 0-2281-2501, 0-2628-7947



It employs European ecclesiastic details, such as stained glass windows, and contains a superb cloister collection of bronze Buddha images. Open: Daily from 8 a.m.-5.30 p.m. Admission: 20 baht Tel: 0-2281-2501, 0-2628-7947