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Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), Bangkok

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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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. Put Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) and other Bangkok attractions into our Bangkok trip itinerary builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • currently the temple is unfortunately equipped but trodem, worth seeing. The ideal photo opportunity in Bangkok. Directly at the temple runs the ferry across the River, cost about 75 cents and brings you directly to the Grand Pallace or the reclining Budda.
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  • I booked a temple tour and was lucky to have Wat Arun on the list of temples to visit! A van picked me up, with a guide and other tourists, at my hotel and took us all around the city, looking at temp...  read more »
  • Wat Arun is on of the better temples to visit. Plenty of temples to climb and explore. Paid about 3 baht to cross the river on a boat. Got blessed by a monk. Found a nice spot to relax and take in the...  read more »
  • Wat Arun, locally known as Wat Chaeng, is situated on the west (Thonburi) bank of the Chao Phraya River. stunning temples n you're advised to take those tourist ferries that take you from one point to another. remember to buy postcards from this place!
  • A point of clarification, the express boat does not go directly to Wat Arun. It, along with the tourist boat, goes to Tha Tien at which point you have to get off and take a different cross-river ferry to Arun. Generally, express and tourist boats follow a similar path with the tourist boat having fewer and slightly different stops. If you want the Grand Palace, take the express to Tha Chang. The tourist boat stops at the next pier, Maharaj, from which the Palace is a slightly longer walk than from Chang.
  • Take BTS to Saphan Taksin and then express boat to Wat Arun. Very good place. Try to combine trip along with visiting Wat Pho & Grand Palace. Wat Arun is also referred to as Temple of Dawn. Try goign there around 6:00 pm for wonderful views.
  • This temple is at the other side of the Chao Phraya River. Arun Means the Sun. I guess the first sunlight of Bangkok Touches the top of this temple hence this name. The temple is surely a visit for architecture lovers. One of the must visit in Bangkok. You can enter the temple with a very nominal fee. We went at March. There was re-inovation work going on at that time.
  • One of the most beautiful temples in Bangkok situated on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River, opposite Wat Pho.
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