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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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  • Absolute must see in Bankok - it is a wonder and is worth the visit. Don’t forget your sin team and hate and a dam good camera. 
    Absolute must see in Bankok - it is a wonder and is worth the visit. Don’t forget your sin team and hate and a dam good camera.  more »
  • Wat Arun is a very beautiful temple in Bangkok. The appearance and design is differnt to the typical Thai temples and it is very nicely located on the banks og Chaopraya river 
    Wat Arun is a very beautiful temple in Bangkok. The appearance and design is differnt to the typical Thai temples and it is very nicely located on the banks og Chaopraya river  more »
  • If you use water way for travel by river of the king. You will see this temple. Once you get a change to see detail of how they create the art . you will amazing how they use bowl , cup and dishes to....  more
    If you use water way for travel by river of the king. You will see this temple. Once you get a change to see detail of how they create the art . you will amazing how they use bowl , cup and dishes to....  more »
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  • Beautiful temple and surrounding area, one of the best. Great photos are guaranteed. The last time we visited, I willingly donated around 1,000 baht and bought from vendors without being pressured, It’s nice to have this choice. Security have since expanded their territory. To enter the whole area including the neighbouring temple and greenery it costs 100 Baht from anyone not Thai. Thai people like my wife and baby can get in for free.
  • As a photographer, I get really excited when I enter a place that is full of beautiful structures and different colors. Especially when I realize that it is one of the most important places in the city and has a part of the history of that city. Do not forget this wonderful place when traveling to the beautiful city of Bangkok. fantastic.
  • Magnificent temple, some area is closed and restricted. There’s a boat station so we can pretty much go anywhere after visiting the temple. There’s a certain dress code. Like shorts and sleeveless shirts aren’t allowed. The entrance fee is 50 THB
  • To visit this temple was a wonderful opportunity.When you see this structure, it seems out of this world. The first sight is purely amazing. We took a ferry which didn't charge much....the tourists are charged an entrance fee.The temple looks divine in the evening.
  • I got there after spending a couple of hours at the Grand Palace. Wat Arun absolutely blew me away, that and Angkor Wat are the two most amazing sights I've had the fortune to witness. I even made a new friend there.

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