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Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

158 Wang Doem Road | Wat Arun, Bang Kok Yai, 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, Bangkok 10600, Thailand
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Reviewed yesterday

i have been many times with friend when they first come to thailand i was living in different parts of thailand , l not a bit about bangkok

Thank viet4ever
Reviewed yesterday

Big temple grounds and despite being busy, it's not a noisy location as visitors are respectful of the temple. Must visit in Bangkok to understand the Thai culture better.

Thank Kat A
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

One of Bangkok’s most famous landmarks and known from many postcards, the Wat Arun is best known for its massive prang, a tower on the Chao Phra river bank built in Khmer architectural style. The prang with its height of more than 80 meters is...More

Thank Annie T
Reviewed 2 days ago

We did the Grand Palace, Wat Pho (reclining Buddha) and Wat Arun in the same morning. This was worth the 100 baht admission. Wat Arun is located on a water taxi stop so it's easy to get to and from. Just get on at any...More

Thank Stremma
Reviewed 2 days ago

Wat Arun or the Temple of Dawn is one of the must see temples of bangkok. Loved how it looked at night too.

Thank tanupriyac
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A must see when in Bangkok we walked from the flower market over the bridge to Wat Arun. Wasn’t too busy and a worthwhile visit an amazing Temple colours are amazing you are able to walk up some of the stairs.

Thank debbie1968
Reviewed 3 days ago

It is another must-visit tourist spot when in Bangkok. It is enjoyable to take the boat ride from Saphan Thaksin along Chao Phraya River to reach this temple. Pay attention that visitors must wear clothes that cover their shoulders and knees.

Thank linanauli21
Reviewed 3 days ago

You dont have to spend a lot of time here but it is worth seeing...all of the structures are covered in fired tiles. There are also cats roaming around that are friendly.

Thank Maryb90066
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a lovely and unique temple. The walls are decorated with pieces of porcelain. I personally found it hectic. There appears to be parts to this temple and each section costs 50 baht for entry. You need to take a ferry from across the...More

Thank Geetha O
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you go by boat in Chao Praya to the north, you will not miss to see this place on the left side of the river. The temple is made of tiles and it is just an amazing place to explore and admire its beauty.

Thank LinoYogya
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21 December 2017|
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Response from Stacie P | Reviewed this property |
No not the main temple. Worth going to see. My Husband and I went later in the day and got to experience the temple all lit up. from the river. Beautiful.
johnny a
4 December 2017|
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Response from Namphu G | Reviewed this property |
Hi.. You can take the bts to taksin station then you walk to the pier... Buy the ticket there.
25 November 2017|
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Response from Laura F | Reviewed this property |
hi we went few days ago and can only go up first staircase. very very steep almost like a ladder and the stairs to to top are closed off all way round but high enough for great photos anyway.