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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  • Arun 8/2017 the long cloth wore during their renovation is finally over! It is a building look imposing appearance for lunch, her illuminated by the setting sun, lit up at night and every hour a sore.
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  • It is one of the must see attraction of Bangkok. Temple itself is beautiful and perfectly located along the Chao Phraya River. The only way to get to the temple is by ferry which is about 4 Baht one w...  more »
  • Well heard very frequented by tourists. Personally we are more sensitive to the old prehistoric stones and antiquity (Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome,...) that tell our roots. The temples being related to the cult, we do not have the necessary perspective to appreciate the subtleties... But it is a must-see, if only as the detail of the decorations!
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  • Really awe-inspiring and unique looking temple. Very easily accessed by water ferry, which is only 10-12 baht. Cool view of the river, and next to a well-kept beautiful garden. This is not the type of temple where you go in; you walk around the outside of it. Makes for excellent and majestic-looking photos. Make sure your knees and shoulders are covered or you won't be let in.
  • Really nice and clean temple. It is still being renovated tough. It is better to visit Wat Arun before sunset. So romantic!
  • This is across the river and you need to take a 3.5 baht ferry to reach from the grand palace side. This is picturesque and being by the riverside makes it even special. The construction is intricate and beautiful. You can have your wish fulfilled by tying a bell just outside! An important note is, the place closes at 6 pm and not 530 as stated several places.
  • Really beautiful place. And the shopping center is the cheapest than other shopping center I've visited. Indonesian can use Rupiah here.
  • Reasonable entrance fee of 50 baht for foreigners. The place looks very beautiful in photos but it is even more beautiful in person. Definitely a must-visit place for tourists in Bangkok.

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