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Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

158 Wang Doem Road | Wat Arun, Bang Kok Yai (Take the boat to Pier Tha Tien and then take the ferry to cross the river), Bangkok 10600, Thailand
+66 2 891 2185
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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.
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158 Wang Doem Road | Wat Arun, Bang Kok Yai (Take the boat to Pier Tha Tien and then take the ferry to cross the river), Bangkok 10600, Thailand
+66 2 891 2185
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great place to visit and a must see in Bangkok! Although we didn't go inside, the periphery of the temple was so vast there was enough to see. It's a beautiful place to visit.

Thank Ashley I
Reviewed yesterday

Very nice temple, worth a visit. Personally I enjoyed a lot the tour, starting and finalizing by a speed boat ride and the explanations of my guide, while not the best temple I've seen. Place is not that big, so don't expect to spend hours...More

Thank Leg0las
Reviewed 2 days ago

It takes a 4THB ferry ride one-way from near the Wat Pho. Renovation was in progress in June 2017. Yet it was a sight to behold. Intricate carvings and a very calm place. The best view is from across the river after sunset when the...More

Thank PrasRaj_BLR
Reviewed 2 days ago

It is beautiful and amazing with amazing temple features, it is not possible to go to Bangkok and do not visit this temple for those interested in temples and historical places

Thank hussein i
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We seen this when going past on the boat. 50 bat entrance fee to see it so I suggest just snapping on way past as tbh when your in Thailand you see them every second statute.

Thank YoungThornton
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Interesting mosaic and building design. Would recommend this even over the other closer more popular temples

Thank Sally P
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went here by cross river boat and managed to go to Wat Arun by the evening. Although it is still in renovation, it is still retain its charm and you can climb this wat for yourself. Price 50 Baht.

Thank Adika Y
Reviewed 4 days ago

With scaffolding over the temple, this was not the best time to see it. Once we saw the disappointing view on arrival we didn't look to go any further. It would have been better to know in advance.

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I was too tired and sweating like anything when I reached Wat Arun. I was coming from the Grand Palace and Wat Pho. I would be honest. I did not check out whole of the Wat Arun. I just saw the large domes and then...More

Thank Wanderingmusafir
Reviewed 4 days ago

I went to the Temple of Dawn for the first time and was blown away by its beauty, lot of tourist all over but its worth the ferry ride over.

Thank Peter L
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Calling M
how much is the entery fee?
24 May 2017|
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Response from Pedro F | Reviewed this property |
For foreigners, the temple charges an entrance fee of 50 baht (as of December 2016)
Hi, I was reading that Tha Tien pier is closed for renovation and the Chai Phraya express boat is not stopping here. Can anyone tell me if this is true or not
20 May 2017|
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Response from Didier G | Reviewed this property |
Not true. It was open few days ago 🙏👋
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Hi, is the construction complete yet? I want to visit Wat Arun near the end of May. Thanks!
3 May 2017|
Response from viajerosolitario28 | Reviewed this property |
I think not. I went in June 2016 and was told that he still had two years left. If I was not fooled, it should not be over
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