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Marble Temple

Finally, we saw the marble temple, Wat Benchamabophit, which had been inspired by western churches. I was greatly entertained, in one of the ornate temples, where gold covers most of the surfaces to hear an English woman remark, with disapproval 'so much gold, but there is such poverty outside!' I can only imagine she has never been into a church, cathedral, or the Vatican, and is not aware of any privation in England. The greatest works of Christendom are hypocritically extravagant as any other religion.