Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), Bangkok

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Admire the grand and evocative design of Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), a towering Buddhist temple located in the heart of Bangkok. Established in the 1600s--but gaining its distinctive porcelain-clad prangs (spires) during the reign of King Rama II in the early 19th century--the temple represents an apex of religious architecture and is one of the best maintained of all buildings commissioned by the Thai monarchy. Open to the public as a place of worship and tourism, the site contains prized artifacts relating to the religious and royal history of Thailand. Plan to visit Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Bangkok attractions using our Bangkok trip builder .
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  • The temple is beautiful, but it is not possible to visit inside so the visit is very fast. 50bahts cost and worth the ticket.
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  • Building made out of stones and decoration from ceramics cemented into the stones. Unique building. Must visit for first timers.  more »
  • On the left bank of the River, you reach comfortably by boat. It is a wonder, a must in the temples of bankok
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  • Great experience visiting this temple. The colorful patterns and use of perspective are an awe-inspiring sight to behold. I actually experienced slight vertigo and had to stop looking up at some point. My wife was not covered up enough, so she had to rent extra layers for, I believe, 20 baht extra. Admission was 50 baht, but it is well worth it. We arrived using Grab then departed on a water ferry. Just near the temple away from the river are some cheap options for eating lunch, so consider exploring the side streets.
  • A beautiful temple located on the banks of a canal that runs through central Bangkok. The sense of peace that you feel is astounding, as the noise of the busy city disappears and you're transported to a place of tranquility. A quick boat ride across the canal (at 4 baht) means that you can see this and the Grand Palace within one trip. The ticket price is 50 baht per person but it is worth the price to see this magnificent structure.
  • WONDERFUL. ALL TEMPLES HAVE THEIR OWN UNIQUE HISTORIES. This history is about a servant who became a warrior king. i only visited for about 2 hours. it was not enough. go out the back entrance and walk through the tiny lanes.
  • CLEARLY ONE OF THE MOST VISITED SITES IN BANGKOK. All temples are in some way unique, this one (in part) because of the ornate ceramic work. Also, it's located on the river and is accessible by land or boat. The boat ride can be fun if your lucky and visiting on a week day. My photographs are mostly close up pictures of the detail.
  • Beautiful temple in Bangkok. About 1 km from Grand Palace gate and near Wat Pho. Going to Wat Arun from Grand Palace only cost you 1 km walk + 4 bath of ferry crossing cost per person. Do not listen to kind people outside which offer you 200 - 700 bath per person cost to get to Wat Arun. Just ask a police to lead you the way to ferry crossing terminal. Only ask police...no others. Many stupid and kind pretended people there who try their best to convince you to use their service. DO NOT TRUST THEM unless money is not a problem for you. Just ASK and TRUST the Police or Grand Palace officer. They can lead you to the right way.
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