Tuesday, 17 July 2007

Wat Benjamabophit (Marble Temple)


Built in 1899 out of white Carrara marble, this is where the present King of Thailand, King Bhumibol, spent time as a monk before his coronation. As well as being a beautiful temple it is an active Buddhist Monastery. Taken by Thanate

7 comments:

Steve Buser said...

Impressive. Really draws your eye and your curiosity.

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Warshafsky said...

Thai architecture just blows the mind with its clean lines and subtle colours. Great picture. Thanks for this and all the other great pictures.

Jules said...

Have been to this temple and it is one of the most beautiful I have ever seen. I took a whole roll of film (pre-digital) photos here the day I visited

Susan said...

What a magical building. It is like something out of a fairy tale!
Thanks to Thanate!

awannabe said...

It's beautiful!!

Denton said...

Very exotic. I like to temple and the people in the photo. Brovo Thanate.

Veerasundar said...

Perfect angle and good lighting :P