Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), Bangkok

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#3 of 324 in Historic Sites in Thailand
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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  • August 18, 2017
    Steep stairs. And a bunch of mosaic. More unfortunately isn't. The facility is very nice and well maintained. These include somehow if you do a temple tour Bangkok;
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  • August 18, 2017
    Enjoying my photo trip here.. but shopping souvenir the most.. You can taking pic with traditional outfit and dont forget to bring water to hidrate coz thats soo hot..  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    White based on embedded colorful decorations. Wat Pho and also beautiful and different. The rode a ferry with one 3.5 baht from the boat pier near Wat Pho. Chao Phraya River is turbid Brown, and many boats come and go, so it Wiggles. Arun admission is 50 baht. This suggests that local students were studying painting with teachers from the local people is a popular Temple.
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  • August 24, 2017
    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.
  • September 7, 2017
    Really nice and clean temple. It is still being renovated tough. It is better to visit Wat Arun before sunset. So romantic!
  • July 2, 2017
    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.
  • September 5, 2017
    Really beautiful place. And the shopping center is the cheapest than other shopping center I've visited. Indonesian can use Rupiah here.
  • August 27, 2017
    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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