Wednesday, August 10, 2016

THAILAND ~ Wat Benchamabophit Temple ~

...Must say a very pretty looking bulding...once more a magnificent example of the Bangkok architectural style...and because it is just off the tourist trail this place is more peacefull and less crowded as so many others...Thaaaaaanks Jobbo especially for finding almost every time matching stamps!! ㋡

Wat Benchamabophit Dusitvanaram is a Buddhist temple in Bangkok also known as the marble temple.

Construction of the temple began in 1899 on orders of the King Rama V.,  his ashes are buried beneath the main Buddha statue. The temple is made of carrara marble imported from Italy.

The entrance consists of four lovely marble pillars, and the temple's large courtyard is made of shiny white marble. On either side of the entrance is a large stone lion, guarding the temple. In the gallery surrounding the ordination hall are 52 Buddha statues.

The 150th Anniversary of Birth of Prince Narisaranuvattiwongse (Issued 11-11-2013)
Thai Temples
(Issued 17-06-2002)
The 44th Anniversary of the Death of Prince Narisranuvattivongs
(Issued 28-04-1991)

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