This magnificent monastery was built with white Italian marble from
Carrara.The Marble Temple or "Wat Benjamabopit," as it is known in Thai, was constructed in 1899
A.D., during the reign of King Rama the 5th as the source of religious heritage for the
future generations of Thais. The main shrine was originally intended to house a highly
sacred and revered Buddhaimage known as Phra Buddha Shinaraja,which at the time was
located in the province of Phitsanulok.