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This temple is considered to be the most famous and photographed temple in Bangkok, which features a soaring 70-meter-high spire decorated with tiny pieces of colored glass and Chinese porcelain.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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34 Wang Doem Road | Wat Arun, Bang Kok Yai, Bangkok 10600, Thailand
+66 2 891 2185
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Reviewed today

Would recommend to visit the Wat Arun, took a boat ride to the temple from Saphan Taksin BTS station, very convenient to access, you can also rent traditional costume there, the temple is beautiful, it was a wonderful experience.

Thank jeineria09
Reviewed yesterday

We would recommend spending at least an hour visiting the temple. Although it is known as the Temple of the Dawn, it's absolutely stunning at sunset, particularly when lit up at night. The quietest time to visit, however, is early morning, before the crowds. Given...More

Thank pholj
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

One of must see sights around old town, reasonably priced fee of 50 THB, not as crowded as nearby landmarks. After renovation, climbing up is not permitted anymore, yet still this stunning structure is worth visiting and spending some time on the other side.

Thank Mr_Nobody_1979
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This temple is beautiful every where. The symbol of Royal family especially the king. Each Shares the love of people, there own nation.

Thank Debbie L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

After 3 years of restoration, re-opened just a few month ago I visited before restoration and after and now it is really beautiful Now people are not allowed to climb to the top while they were allowed before There is a dress code : Women...More

Thank corrapaola
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Access this temple on the river, it is just stunning take your time and let it sink in, it's amazing, then cross the river for the grand palace brilliant steeped in history.

Thank brian6leighton
Reviewed yesterday

Very beautiful and unique building. Worth a visit, plan 1 hours or maybe 2 and make sure to wear pants and seething with sleeves or the entrance will be denied, BUT if u don't have DO NOT WORRY everything is already plan, u can rent...More

Thank Marinesbarrios29
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very beautiful. We just walked around. A tour guide would have been helpful to understand what everything meant. A lot of photo opportunities. It was sweltering when we were there. There is a small coffee/snack shack with a shady patio and fans. Definitely stop here...More

Thank Schisti
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was renovated when I came. But the beauty still there to enjoy. In addition there was a bell of wishes offered infront of the enterance. You will enjoy the cultural remains that still used in daily life as a place for religious site.

Thank IraRahmayanti
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This temple is right along the river and riding a ferry would make the most sense to get there. It wasn’t a hot day but with the sun shining above your head plenty of cold water would definitely help you from not getting a heat...More

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28 September 2018|
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Response from Key1Kim | Reviewed this property |
It’s free for Thai. ;)
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23 September 2018|
Response from ErinJE | Reviewed this property |
There are a few dinner cruises on the river and those can be great for seeing the temple at night. They vary in terms of cost and what you get for that so it's helpful to look at a few. If you can splurge, I think the best... More
11 August 2018|
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Response from Inspiration45590 | Reviewed this property |
No, the best way is to get a hop on and off boat ride, cost is 180 Baht and you could pursue this activity in under 30 minutes.