Entrance to the Marble Temple
This temple is a Thai architectural masterpiece, although it features neoclassical European influences and marble imported from Carrara, Italy. It’s such an iconic monument, that its image is on the 5-baht coin.
Known to most foreigners as “The Marble Temple,” it’s a royal monastery founded in 1900 by King Rama V, whose ashes are found in the main ordination hall under the statue of Buddha.
Buddha in the ordination hall of the Marble Temple
It was the last major temple to be built in central Bangkok, and contains intricate Victorian-style stained-glass windows illustrating scenes from Thai mythology, and three sets of doors inlaid with mother-of-pearl that were salvaged from an old temple in Ayutthaya. A total of 53 Buddha images can be seen in the cloister, assembled by Rama V from around the country and other Buddhist lands.
The cloister of the Marble Temple
Opening hours: 8am-5pm
Tickets: 50 baht
How to get to the Marble Temple
Take the Chao Phraya Express boat to Thewet pier and walk for about 15 to 20 minutes from there.
The Marble Temple seen from the cloister