Wat Benchamabophit or it is well known for the foreign tourists as the “Marble Temple”. It was constructed with Carrara marble from Italy therefore it has gotten the name. This temple was constructed in 1900 by King Chulalongkorn (King Rama V) and “Benchamabophit” means the “temple of King Rama V”. Inside the Ubosoth (hall of Buddhist temple) Phra Buddha Chinnarat is the main Buddha image. It is a replica of Phra Buddha Chinnarat at Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat in Phitsanulok province. The image is in bronze with an unusual blue lighting around it and with the gesture of the Buddha subduing Mara. It is believed Phra Buddha Chinnarat is the most beautiful Buddha image in Thailand. Beneath the Buddha's throne, the ashes of King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) are interred. At the cloister of the Ubosoth 52 Buddha images are enshrined. Some are originals brought from all around the kingdom and abroad and some are imitations. Walking along the cloister is recommended so that you see the Buddha image in many different postures and with different hand gestures.
The Bodhi tree is an important object in Buddhist iconography. The tree has the botanical name of Ficus religiosa. According to Buddhist tradition, the Bodhi tree played an important role in the life of Buddha, who meditated under the Bodhi tree and received enlightenment.