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Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)
Ranked #4 of 639 things to do in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed 6 April 2018

A JOURNEY TO ICONIC SIGHTS. THERE ARE NOT WORDS TO ADEQUATELY EXPRESS THE BEAUTY OF THIS PLACE. American architecture pales in comparison. My camera could not come close to capturing the exquisite beauty and fine detail. It is some place that people will have to see for themselves. The minute artistry is beyond beyond!

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

This is the monumental Thai temple often used on Bangkok postcards. The damp has caused a lot of mould on plaster which from time to time is maintained, but the most impressive aspect is the scale of the temple and its ceramic tiling and decorations with a lot of use of gold. Across the river from the Royal district it was the first temple to be lit by the rising sun and this is where its name comes from. easily accessible by river boat and ferry.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

This area was less crowded than others, and you can get up close to the buildings and take your time here. Like other temple areas, respectful clothing is required.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Lovely place to visit. We used the hop on off river boat. Still need to cover up shoulders. Worth a visit. Stunning

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Lovely position by the river & with nice gardens around it. Some amazing views & incredible architecture, busy though as are all touristy places! We went there by river boat.

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