Wat Benchamabophit is one of Bangkok's most striking temples. As the name suggests, many of the buildings here have been constructed from marble, including the ordination hall, which was built from fine Carara Italian marble and features an impressive three-tiered roof. Yet visitors will find that the temple still manages to follow traditional Thai temple styles, including a Buddha replica known as Phra Buddha Chinarahat, which was created in the Sukhothai style. Continue to Suan Pakkard Palace, the first museum in Thailand where the owner, their Royal Highnesses Prince and Princess decided to convert their private residence, built in the traditional Thai style opened in 1952 containing their collection of antiquities, which has been passed down through successive generations. Suan Pakkad Palace is a combination of fine arts and ancient artifacts. There are groups of 4 traditional Thai houses with the covered hallway between them. The Lacquer Pavilion stands in the main garden to the south of the compound. There is also The Ban-Chiang Museum [Thai Heritage Collection] and Art gallery inside.
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