Known as the Marble Temple, Wat Benchamabophit will leave you breathless. Built in true Thai architectural fashion, this is one of the nation’s most renowned places of worship. This beautiful work of Thai architecture was built extensively using fine marble imported from Carrara, Italy.

The palace’s pillars, courtyard and two lions guarding the entrance were all built out of Carrara marble. The interior features decorative crossbeams of gold and lacquer, while lavish paintings of stupas from around the nation adorn the inside walls.

Taking pride of place is a large Buddha statue designed in the Sukhothai-style. The ashes of King Chulalongkorn are placed beneath the statue. For those who intrigued by the many faces of Buddha, there is a gallery within the temple that features a collection of over 50 Buddha statues, with each of them in a unique pose.